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This vintage book contains a collection of essays written by Edmund Pearson, and man at one time renowned as the most famous librarian in the United States. This intriguing volume contains essays on a variety of subjects ranging from temperance novels and 4th of July speeches to awful poetry, etiquette books, and beyond. A highly amusing volume, "Queer Books" will appeal to all with a love of language and literature, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Contents include: "Temperance Novels," "Making the Eagle Scream," "Alonzo and Melissa," "The Tribe of Gifted Hopkins," "The Unfortunate Lovers," "Genteel Behaviour, I," "Genteel Behaviour, II," "Crotchets," "Side-Whiskers and Seduction," "The Baedeker of Banner Elk," "Lilies and Languors," "From Sudden Death, I," "From Sudden Death, II," et cetera. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original artwork and text.
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