Poets Ranked by Beard Weight

Poets Ranked by Beard Weight The Commemorative Edition

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Synopsis

Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a tongue-in-cheek classic of Edwardian esoterica, a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant for the reading bins and cocktail tables of parlor cars, and smoking lounges of gentlemen's clubs. Typifying a once-popular but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera, it has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles. See how the beards of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau stack up against those of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Alfred Lord Tennyson.

Also includes: Fundamentals of Beard Flirtation, in which readers learn the etiquette and code of beard poses and gestures; fortune-telling through beard-reading (pogonomancy); beard-based folklore and controversies (“Public Statues: Dignitaries or Dust Catchers?")

Book information

ISBN: 9781616082451
Publisher: Skyhorse
Imprint: Skyhorse Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 252g
Height: 191mm
Width: 133mm
Spine width: 18mm