2020ok  Directory of FREE Online Books and FREE eBooks

Free eBooks > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > Classics > General > Prejudices: First Series

Prejudices: First Series

by H. L. Mencken

Download Book
(Respecting the intellectual property of others is utmost important to us, we make every effort to make sure we only link to legitimate sites, such as those sites owned by authors and publishers. If you have any questions about these links, please contact us.)

link 1

About Book

Book Description
1919. American newspaperman, editor and critic. The first in a series of six, aptly named collection of essays from Mencken, who was known for his excellence in framing insults aimed at anyone. Contents: Criticism of Criticism of Criticism; The Late Mr. Wells; Arnold Bennett; The Dean; Professor Veblen; The New Poetry Movement; The Heir of Mark Twain; Hermann Sudermann; George Ade; The Butte Bashkirtseff; Six Members of the Institute; The Genealogy of Etiquette; The American Magazine; The Ulster Polonius, An Unheeded Law-Giver; The Blushful Mystery; George Jean Nathan; Portrait of an Immortal Soul; Jack London; Among the Avatars; and Three American Immortals. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Download Description
Since then the decline of Wells has been as steady as his rise was rapid. Call the roll of his books, and you will discern a progressive and unmistakable falling off. Into "The Passionate Friends" there crept the first downright dullness. By this time his readers had become familiar with his machinery and his materials -- his elbowing suffragettes, his tea-swilling London uplifters, his smattering of quasi-science, his intellectualized adulteries, his Thackerayan asides, his text-book paragraphs, his journalistic raciness -- and all these things had thus begun to lose the blush of their first charm.



PLEASE READ: All comments must be approved before appearing in the thread; time and space constraints prevent all comments from appearing. We will only approve comments that are directly related to the article, use appropriate language and are not attacking the comments of others.

Message (please, no HTML tags. Web addresses will be hyperlinked):

Related Free eBooks

Related Tags

DIGG This story   Save To Google   Save To Windows Live   Save To Del.icio.us   diigo it   Save To blinklist
Save To Furl   Save To Yahoo! My Web 2.0   Save To Blogmarks   Save To Shadows   Save To stumbleupon   Save To Reddit