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Flaming Youth

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End-of-an-era drama/romance about a rich, landed family in America, which is in moral decline as the mother is dying and the daughters are coming of age in the flapper era. Written from the point of view of the family doctor, under a pseudonym ostensibly to protect the identities of the characters, but really to protect the career of the author, Samuel Hopkins Adams.
Published 1923
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Skidmarquez
A novel written as if it were already made into a Hollywood film, in fact it was after it was published, but the film has been lost to the negligence of the early studio system. I initially picked up this book because it was referenced in a 1920s stag film I saw at the Kinsey Archive.

It features the rich flapper-sexualized daughters of a dissolute couple, who droop with desire in the arms of young men, and in one case their former mother's lover. Not a particularly rich read, but an interesting...more
Lynn
End-of-an-era drama/romance about a rich, landed family in America, which is in moral decline as the mother is dying and the daughters are coming of age in the flapper era. I loved the writing and the dialog is lively and rich in outdated slang.

Told from the point of view of the family doctor, and written under a pseudonym ostensibly to protect the identities of the characters, but really to protect the career of the author, Samuel Hopkins Adams.
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