Flaming Youth: A House Of Pomegranates Esoteric Edition
For your delectation, a lovely paperback by the House of Pomegranates.
Flaming Youth is a 1923 book, controversial in its time, by Samuel Hopkins Adams. The novel was adapted into the silent movie Flaming Youth in 1923. In his retrospective essay "Echoes of the Jazz Age," writer F. Scott Fitzgerald argued that Adams' novel persuaded certain moralistic Americans that their young girls could be "seduced without being ruined" and thus altered the sexual mores of the nation. In the 1920s, Adams wrote two novels, Flaming Youth and Unforbidden Fruit, dealing with the sexual urges of young women in the Jazz Age. These novels had a sexual frankness that was surprising for their time, and Adams published them under the pseudonym "Warner Fabian" so that his other works would not be tainted by any scandal. Adams was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism and muckraking exposing public-health injustices. He was a close friend of both the investigative reporter Ray Stannard Baker and District Attorney Benjamin Darrow “Night Bus” (1933), one of his many magazine stories, became the basis for the 1934 film It Happened One Night. He also published a biography of Alexander Woollcott (1945) In the 1920s and 1930s, Adams, under the pseudonym of Warner Fabian, wrote several novels that at the time were considered highly risqué. These titillating works, which mainly featured young women flappers and their trials and tribulations of early adulthood, often became best-sellers avidly read by Jazz Age youth.
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Based in a haunted house in Toronto, Canada for the last 19 years, they are a small press, film makers, book and graphic designers, an arts collective, an incubator of all things whimsical and wondrous, and lastly a museum of the macabre, the melancholy and the lost. They aim to inspire, to astound, to inform and to just make lovely, practical things to hang on your wall and place on your table. They publish books old and new, make clocks, make films, make music, and now and then they make themselves late for dinner.
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