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Samuels, Ernest 1903-

Overview
Works: 55 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 9,565 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Records and correspondence  History  Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Study guides  Sources  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: E175.5, 928.1
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Most widely held works by Ernest Samuels
Henry Adams : the middle years by Ernest Samuels( Book )
19 editions published between 1958 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biographical and critical study of the first great productive season of Adams' literary genius and the most significant years of his emotional life
The young Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels( Book )
24 editions published between 1948 and 1967 in English and held by 1,354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Factual account of Adams' early life, tracing development as writer and thinker
Henry Adams : the major phase by Ernest Samuels( Book )
12 editions published in 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers the years 1890 to 1918 and draws from unpublished manuscripts, including Adams' letters and the memoirs and correspondence of his friends
Bernard Berenson : the making of a connoisseur by Ernest Samuels( Book )
15 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )
12 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 1,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams (great-grandson of John Adams and grandson of John Quincy Adams) asserts that his conventional education was defective because it did not prepare him to live in a world transformed by the new science and technology. This autobiography provides an insightful exploration of the tumultuous age in which he lived
Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels( Book )
18 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bernard Berenson, the making of a legend by Ernest Samuels( Book )
10 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Controversy swirls around Bernard Berenson today as it did in his middle years, before and between two world wars. Who was this man, this supreme connoisseur of Italian Renaissance painting? How did he support his elegant estate near Florence, his Villa I Tatti? What exactly were his relations with the art dealer Joseph Duveen? What part did his wife, Mary, play in his scholarly work and professional career? The answers are to be found in the day-to-day record of his life as he lived it--as reported at first hand in his and Mary's letters and diaries and reflected in the countless personal and business letters they received. His is one of the most fully documented lives of this century. Ernest Samuels, having spent twenty years studying the thousands of letters and other manuscripts, presents his story in absorbing detail. Berenson helped Isabella Stewart Gardner build her great collection and performed similar though lesser services for other wealthy Americans. It was merely an avocation and a useful source of income; his vocation was scholarship. But after 1904, when the book opens, his expertise was in ever-greater demand: a purchaser's only assurance of the authorship of an Italian painting was the opinion of an expert, and in this field Berenson was pre-eminent. Increasingly he was drawn into the lucrative world of the art dealers; inevitably Joseph Duveen found it essential to enlist his services, at first ad hoc, then by contractual agreement. Samuels charts the course of Berenson's long association with Duveen Brothers, detailing the financial arrangements, the humdrum chores and major contested attributions, the periodic clashes between the stubborn scholar and the arrogant entrepreneur. The portrayal of Berenson's relationship with Mary is especially intriguing: a union of opposites in all but brains and wit, bonded--despite love affairs, jealousies, recriminations--no longer by passion but by shared concerns. Impinging on their lives are those of a huge circle of friends and acquaintances in America and the beau monde of Europe. Both as biography and as a chapter of social and cultural history, it is a compelling book
History of the United States of America during the administrations of Jefferson and Madison by Henry Adams( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams : selected letters by Henry Adams( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Novels Mont Saint Michel, the education by Henry Adams( Book )
13 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The library of America is dedicated to publishing America's best and most significant writing in handsome, enduring volumes, featuring authoritative texts. Hailed as the "finest-looking, longest-lasting editions ever made" (The New Republic), Library of America volumes make a fine gift for any occasion. Now, with exactly one hundred volumes to choose from, there is a perfect gift for everyone
The early career of Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels( Book )
5 editions published between 1942 and 1947 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mont-Saint-Michel and Chartres by Henry Adams( Book )
5 editions published in 1961 in English and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the Back Cover: Mont Saint Michel and Chartres is a record not of a literal journey but of a meditative journey across time and space into the medieval imagination. Using the architecture, sculpture, and stained glass of the two locales as a starting point, Adams breathes life into what others might see merely as monuments of a past civilization. With daring and inventive conceits, Adams looks at the ordinary people, places, and events in the context of the social conventions and systems of thought and belief of the thirteenth century, turning the study of history into a kind of theater. As Raymond Carney discusses in his introduction, Adam's freedom from the European traditions of study lends exuberance-and puckish wit-to his writings
[Henry Adams] by Ernest Samuels( )
2 editions published in 1948 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy; and, Esther by Henry Adams( Book )
3 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels( Book )
4 editions published between 1958 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry Adams by Ernest Samuels( Book )
1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Letters of Henry Adams by Henry Adams( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1906-1918 by Henry Adams( Book )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
1868-1885 by Henry Adams( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy : and Esther, two novels by Henry Adams( Book )
4 editions published between 1961 and 1965 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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