Abigail Adams: A Writing Life
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating

Abigail Adams: A Writing Life

3.56 of 5 stars 3.56  ·  rating details  ·  9 ratings  ·  2 reviews
In this book, Edith B. Gelles asserts that Abigail Adams' vivid, insightful letters are "the best account that exists from the pre to the post-Revolutionary period in America of a woman's life and world." Adams' spontaneous, witty letters serve dual purposes for the modern reader: it provides an intriguing first hand account of pivotal historical events and it shows how th...more
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 8th 2002 by Routledge
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Abigail Adams, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Abigail Adams

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 32)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Tracy Hackney
I'm almost finished with this book. Abigail was a very prolific writer of correspondence. She left such a wonderful legacy of her life by writing to many different people. I like how the book divides her writing into various categories, such as her travel letters, her confidential letters, and her historic letters. The letters she wrote to Mercy Otis Warren I found particularly of interest. The Adams, both John and Abigail, are very fascinating to me. I admire both of them greatly.
Jeanne Jackson
A good, solid biography focused on Abigail Adams' life revealed through her correspondences. A revealing look not only into the life of the second First Lady, but also into the social and cultural customs of the world in which she lived.
Leslie marked it as to-read
Dec 06, 2013
Jerry Landry
Jerry Landry marked it as to-read
Sep 29, 2013
Nicole marked it as to-read
Aug 06, 2013
Kelly marked it as to-read
Apr 30, 2013
Texasreader marked it as to-read
Apr 22, 2013
Joanstevens marked it as to-read
Apr 13, 2013
Anitra marked it as to-read
Apr 02, 2013
Jenn M
Jenn M added it
Apr 30, 2013
Oshea947 marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2013
Bronwyn marked it as to-read
Mar 04, 2013
Ashley marked it as to-read
Feb 24, 2013
Tina Arnold
Tina Arnold marked it as to-read
Feb 21, 2013
Erica marked it as to-read
Jan 04, 2013
Jen Deaderick
Jen Deaderick marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2012
Ken added it
Jun 25, 2012
Ruby Weymouth
Ruby Weymouth is currently reading it
Jun 18, 2012
Alisha Renee
Alisha Renee marked it as to-read
Feb 28, 2012
Cindy marked it as to-read
Nov 05, 2011
Leigh marked it as to-read
Jul 27, 2011
Jeanne added it
Apr 14, 2010
Amy marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2008
Melissa marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2008
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Abigail and John: Portrait of a Marriage Portia: The World of Abigail Adams First Thoughts: Life And Letters Of Abigail Adams The Letters of Abigaill Levy Franks, 1733-1748

Share This Book