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From a Girl's Point of View

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Author: Lilian Bell
Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 33,459 / 97 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 2,188
Added to site: 2004.07.01
mnybks.net#: 8294
Origin: gutenberg.org
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n their pliability and the trustfulness of their innocent, limpid blue or brown-eyed gaze, which meets your own with such implied flattery to your superior strength and intelligence--don't you believe for one moment that the simple little dears do not know exactly the part they are playing. They are twice as clever as the cleverest of you. They feel that they are needed just as they are. The fashionable schools are turning them out every year exactly as the untrained men under thirty-five would wish them to be. They know this. Therefore they remain as art has made them. Feeling themselves admired by the class of men they most wish to attract, they have no incentive to improve.

And yet, I suppose, untrained men under thirty-five have their use in the world, aside from the part they play in the discipline of discriminating young women. Girls even marry these men. Lovely girls, too. Clever girls--girls who know a hundred times more than their husbands, and are ten times finer grained. I wonder if they love th

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3 from 2 reviews: ***
2010.07.31
T. Jungbauer
*****

A fantastic book. The topics addressed are still relavent in 21st century life. Very humourous once the reader gets past the dated language.

2010.02.07
Leah A. Zeldes
*....

A collection of essays, mainly about relationships between men and women. They were meant to be humorous but now seem dated and dull.


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