Harper Academic

Democracy in America: Abridged Edition

by Alexis de Tocqueville

On Sale: 06/12/2007

Price: $16.99

Democracy in America: Abridged Edition

by Alexis de Tocqueville

On Sale: 06/12/2007

Format:

Price: $16.99

About the Book

Alexis de Tocqueville’s monumental Democracy in America is as relevant today as when it was first published in the mid-19th century, and it remains the most comprehensive, penetrating, and astute picture of American life, politics, and morals ever written. This special edition contains the entire two volumes of Democracy in America, based on the second revised and corrected text of the 1961 French edition, meticulously edited by distinguished Tocqueville scholar J. P. Mayer. Also featured are extensive appendices, including Toqueville’s commentary on Cherbuliez’s On Democracy in Switzerland.

Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859) was born in 1805 in Verneuil, France. A historian and political scientist, he came to the United States in 1831 to report on the prison system. His experiences would later become the basis for Democracy in America.

“[George Lawrence’s] wonderful style has given us a work that will be a standard for many years.” — Library Journal

Critical Praise

“De Tocqueville, whose brilliance has always been granted by academics, is now accessible to readers who don’t mind brilliance as long as it is readable.” - San Francisco Chronicle

“[George Lawrence’s] wonderful style has given us a work that will be a standard for many years.” - Library Joural

“Among the most remarkable productions of our time.” - John Stuart Mill

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780060008734
  • ISBN 10: 0060008733
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/12/2007
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.045 in (d)
  • Pages: 464
  • List Price: $16.99
  • BISAC1 : HISTORY / United States / General
  • BISAC2 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • BISAC3 : POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory