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The Philosophy of Beards

The British Library

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This eccentric Victorian book argues a strong case for the universal wearing of a beard – that essential symbol of manly distinction since ancient times.

 

Thomas S. Gowing contrasts the vigour and daring of bearded men through history with the undeniable effeminacy of the clean-shaven. He reminds the modern man that 'ladies, by their very nature, like everything manly', and cannot fail to be charmed by a 'fine flow of curling comeliness'. Gowing's book is now republished for the first time since 1850, accompanied by illustrations of impressive beards from history.

Author(s): Thomas S. Gowing
Publisher: The British Library
Publication date: October 2014
Pages: 80 pages
Dimensions: 200 x 130mm, 10 black and white illustrations
Binding: Hardback

 

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