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The bathtub hoax, and other blasts & bravos from the Chicago tribune / edited, with an introduction and notes, by Robert McHugh.

Author: H L Mencken
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1958.
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Mencken, H.L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956.
Bathtub hoax, and other blasts & bravos from the Chicago tribune.
New York, Knopf, 1958
(OCoLC)647517509
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: H L Mencken
OCLC Number: 289412
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 286 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: About H.L. Mencken / by Robert McHugh --
1. American credulity: A neglected anniversary (The bathtub hoax) --
Melancholy reflections --
Hymn to the truth --
The believing mind --
2. Land of the free: The Bill of Rights --
The Comstockian imbecility --
The anatomy of wowserism --
Padlocks --
The battle of ideas --
The birth control hullabaloo --
Equality before the law --
3. The arts: Essay on constructive criticism --
Hints for novelists --
Yet more hints for novelists --
Poe's start in life --
The case of Dreiser --
H.L. Mencken on Mark Twain --
Robert Louis Stevenson --
Beethoven, obit. March 26, 1827 --
The music of the American Negro --
On realism --
View of literary gents --
The avalanche of books --
4. Religion, ethics, and science: Fundamentalism: divine and secular --
The Rev. clergy --
Cousin Jocko --
Jacquerie --
Man as mammal --
Havelock Ellis --
On eugenics --
Human monogamy --
Another long-awaited book --
Holy Writ --
5. Politics, government, jurisprudence: The United States Senate --
The national conventions --
Notes on government --
Blackmail made easy --
A long-felt want --
Vive le roi! --
6. Education, philology: The pedagogue's Utopia --
On going to college --
The language we speak --
Babel --
The emperor of dictionaries --
7. Miscellany: The American scene --
On connubial bliss --
Dreams of peace --
On human progress --
The South rebels again --
The sad case of Tennessee --
The movies --
The telephone nuisance --
Victualry as a fine art --
On controversy.
Other Titles: Chicago tribune.
Responsibility: by H.L. Mencken :

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