Letters from America

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Product Details
Price
$57.60
Publisher
Yale University Press
Publish Date
Pages
306
Dimensions
4.95 X 0.8 X 8.21 inches | 0.69 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780300181838

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About the Author

Frederick Brown is professor emeritus, State University of New York at Stony Brook. His previous books include Zola: A Life; Flaubert: A Biography; and The Soul of France: Culture Wars in the Age of Dreyfus. He lives in New York City.

Reviews
Winner of the 2011 Translation Prize given by the French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation--2011 Translation Prize"French-American Foundation and the Florence Gould Foundation" (01/01/2011)
"It's no surprise that the letters are jam-packed with insightful observations. What is surprising is how alive they are even today. This is living history, not embalmed. A collection that combines both charm and historical relevance."--Library Journal (starred review)
--Library Journal
"[Letters from America] provide[s] significant insights--above all, into [Tocqueville's] mental habit of 'making comparisons.' . . . But beyond their value in understanding Democracy in America, the letters are often simply delightful."--;I>Books & Culture

--Daniel E. Ritchie "Books & Culture "
"Curiously, this is the first publication en bloc, in either French or English, of Alexis de Tocqueville's delightful letters from America in 1831-2. All of them have previously been printed, but only here and there. Frederick Brown is to be congratulated on bringing them all together, and for publishing, with them, the American letters of Gustave de Beaumont."--Hugh Brogan, Times Literary Supplement-- (04/22/2011)
"Ably translated. . . . Illumines the great work Democracy in America."--Daniel J./I>--Daniel J. Mahoney "The New Criterion "