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Sex And Common Sense By A Maude Royden, Assistant Preacher At The City Temple London 1918 to 1920 [Paperback]

A. Maude Royden
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June 17, 2004 1419146831 978-1419146831
This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC (June 17, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1419146831
  • ISBN-13: 978-1419146831
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 7.5 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,256,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Perspective From Historical Interest November 4, 2011
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This is a fair enough tract small tract of 76 pages(dead tree) but it is mostly of historical interest. It is a social essay not a sex manual but it is not self-righteous or overbearing in tone and the author comes out as pleasant in tone if somewhat overidealistic. It often deals with problems that have simply changed their emphasis as time went by. While sex and problems related to it will always be with us, the way we react changes, and I suspect no generation gets it right; she would certainly be as opposed to modern looseness as she was to post-victorian uptightness. The writer was in her time a noted feminist, which is to say a 1920's feminist, not a 2010 feminist. She however was not an ideologue like those who get wrapped up in political causes so often are and in fact is noted for her mercy and forbearance for everyone's point of view. She doesn't have the painful air of shrillness that make all moral questions into a tribal vendetta in the way all factions concerned sometimes treat them today.

What is interesting, is that though some of her concerns are dated in the since of being directed at the troubles of her time rather then ours a surprising number are remarkably similar. And the same arguments that were used then were often rehashed. More gently to be sure, but one can recognize them. Her urging of mercy on those who don't succeed in moral rectitude is noted. In some ways she is to idealistic; her demands for love in marriage are well taken but she fails to take account of how so often in history spouses normally never met each other before the ceremony(though she does touch lightly on the "mail order" solution to population disproportion).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! April 3, 2013
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This book is an excellent conversational piece and provides many great quotes with which to woo your lover (or mine).
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good read April 9, 2013
By MacJam
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I liked the product and would share with everyone. Item was delivered within a timely manner and I enjoyed immensely.
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5.0 out of 5 stars straight forward March 31, 2014
By Bess
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The book give a nice memory of how things use to be and has some good ideas in the book and because it was free I loved it. It's great for ideas
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money.. January 9, 2014
By Monty
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Don't waste your money on this one. I should have had more commen sense to spend my money on this!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Just blah... August 21, 2013
By Shay
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It wasn't a great book. I thought it would be more intriguing and informative than it was but it really wasn't.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good Book July 10, 2013
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A good book, I found myself deep in the book. I enjoyed the topic and the though provoking ideas it discussed.
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