In Defense of Women (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

In Defense of Women (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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In Defense of Women (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) by H. L. Mencken

Cynical quips like “Marriage: the end of hope” and “Wife: a former sweetheart” led critics to label H. L. Mencken "the country's high priest of woman-haters." Needless to say, his publication of In Defense of Women must have come as quite a shock. Here, Mencken argues that women possess a "superior intelligence" and are “the supreme realists of the race." Man, by contrast, is a helpless romantic: "without a woman to rule him and to think for him, he is a truly lamentable spectacle."

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ISBN-13: 9780760783399
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Publication date: 01/08/2007
Series: Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

H. L. Mencken (1880–1956) lived his whole life in Baltimore, and as a newspaperman he was primarily associated with the Baltimore Sun. His columns reached a national audience through syndication, making him a well-known critic of war fever, every president from “Roosevelt I” to “Roosevelt II,” censorship, the Ku Klux Klan and rampant lynching in the South, Prohibition, and the residual Puritanism which, in his definition, underlay most of America’s problems. He directed his writing to what he called the “civilized minority.”

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In Defense of Women (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating book on the relationship between the sexes. Really enjoyed it.
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