Democracy in America (Paperback)

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In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has been quoted by every American president since Eisenhower. It remains a key point of reference for any discussion of the American nation or the democratic system.

About the Author

One of America's premier essayists, Joseph Epstein was the editor of "The American Scholar for 25 years and has taught--and continues to teach--advanced prose, the reading and writing of fiction, the sociology of literature, autobiography, literature and politics, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Willa Cather at Northwestern University. Epstein is the author of 13 books, most recently Life Sentences and Narcissus Leaves the Pool, and has published roughly four hundred essays, stories, reviews and articles in such journals as "The New Yorker, Harper's, Times Literary Supplement, The New Republic, Commentary, The New Criterion, The New York Review of Books, Encounter, The New York Times Magazine, and "Dissent.

"From the Paperback edition.

Historien et homme politique francais, Alexis de Tocqueville (1805-1859) est l'auteur du fameux "De la democratie en Amerique". Mais jeune homme de vingt-trois ans revant d'aventure et d'exotisme, il songe a s'etablir dans ce pays et, en consequence, se montre favorable a sa conquete.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805a1859) was a historian, social critic, and politician whose study of the early American republic, "Democracy in America," is a political text of enduring significance. Gerald Bevan is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of de Tocquevilleas "Democracy in America,"
Product Details
ISBN: 9780140447606
ISBN-10: 0140447601
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: July 2003
Pages: 992
Language: English