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Letters of John and Abigail Adams (Paperback) (John Adams & Abigail Adams)

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The correspondence of a Founding Father and his brilliant wife

The Letters of John and Abigail Adams provides an insightful record of American life before, during, and after the Revolution; the letters also reveal the intellectually and emotionally fulfilling relationship between John and Abigail that lasted fifty-four years and withstood historical upheavals, long periods apart, and personal tragedies. Covering key moments in American history - the Continental Congress, the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, the Revolutionary War, and John Adams's diplomatic missions to Europe - the letters reveal the concerns of a couple living during a period of explosive change, from smallpox and British warships to raising children, paying taxes, the state of women, and the emerging concepts of American democracy.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introdutions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

Reflecting more than fifty years in the lives of John and Abigail Adams, a collection of remarkable letters provide an intimate portrait of an important early American family and an incisive, personal look at life in America before, during, and after the Revolution. Original.
Number of Pages: 473
Genre: Literary Collections, History
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Author: John Adams & Abigail Adams
Language: English
Street Date: January 1, 2004
TCIN: 11483760
UPC: 9780142437117
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-8174
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