The Celibate's Apology

A Misogynist

Published by Watts & Co., 1914
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No signatures. Wrappers worn and creased at corners. A 1/2" tear at lower end of spine. Some foxing and marks to wrappers. ; A big rant in a little book. Uncommon. 31 pages. Printed paper wrappers. Page dimensions: 166 x 104mm. "The mental silliness of women is a cause and effect of their excessive personal sentimentality. They are not interested in politics, business, or philosophy; but they are interested in persons and in personal gossip and in trivial details, such as dress and titles and physiognomy" - page 11. "Women are generally vain, approbative, and eager to be praised, and to get above other women in social position. They are complacent, and devoid of the faculty of self-criticism" - page 17. "They often become quarrelsome and hysterical, they brood over small personal criticism, and embitter the lives of their husbands and relatives by constant rows" - page 23. "When they have power women often become tyrannous and cruel, as in the cases of Queens Elizabeth and Mary of England, Catherine II. of Russia, and Elizabeth Farnese, the termagant of Spain" - page 24. "In England and America of to-day, in the richer classes, women do now want to have children, or to do housekeeping" - page 27. "In conclusion, said the misogynist, having escaped matrimony in the Victorian era, when women displayed the sentimentality, jealousy, snobbery, sociability, and hysteria which I have described, I am the less likely to be entrapped in the Georgian days, when their extravagance and laziness have so wonderfully increased, and they are demanding more rights as they fulfil fewer duties" - page 31. ; 16mo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Celibate's Apology
Publisher: Watts & Co.
Publication Date: 1914
Binding: Softcover
Book Condition: Good
Edition: First Edition.

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