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The Philosophy of Beards

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The Philosophy of Beards

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.

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  • gift book 
  • Thomas S. Gowing 
  • hardback 
  • 80 pages
  • 12.5x1.5x20cm
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