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Abigail Adams: A Writing Life
Often viewed narrowly as the wife of John Adams and the mother of John Quincy Adams, Abigail Adams was an important literary and historical figure in her own right. In this reinterpretation of a life and a life's work, Edith B. Gelles recognizes Abigail Adams as a significant author of an era when it was not respectable for women to write publicly.
Paperback, 204 pages
Published February 8th 2002 by Routledge
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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.