New York: D Appleton-Century, 1935.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #14175
Ex-Library. Library stamps/marks/pocket, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; "Although the sketches themselves, dealing with wide-eyed impressions of London hotels, ancient transatlantic steamers, travelers' affectations and disappointments, hold up remarkably well across the years, the chief distinction of Sophomores Abroad is Author Flandrau's wryly amusing apology for having written it." - TIme Magazine, September 1935. Collection of earlier Flandrau pieces from the Saturday Evening Post, a belated sequel to The Diary of a Freshman. " Incredible as it may now seem, most editors in these United States thirty- seven years ago still held certain topics sacred. Colleges and "a college education" were sacred. Possessors of great wealth, however acquired, were sacred, although it is true that when one of them died in 1892, New York newsboys called attention to the fact by screaming on street corners, "He robbed the poor, he robbed the rich, and now he's dead, the son of a bitch." Religion was still sacred and, above all, Youth was sacred. It fell in love, of course, but rarely in the pages of magazines did it display the slightest inclination to get drunk and fornicate unless it happened to be of the classically reprehensible type - the vile seducer, the horrible example. Inebriety and its customary cocomitant were not only denied the hospitality of our "best magazines," they were editorially "viewed with alarm," an alarm that sprang not at all from the facts themselves, but from the now outmoded policy of regarding the American home as too perfect and eduring an institution for the admission of anything so subversive as drink and unlicensed sex." - Apologia Pro Scriptis Meis (author's apology).; Ex-Library; 209 pages.