Poets Ranked by Beard Weight

Author(s): Underwood


Poets Ranked by Beard Weight is a tongue-in-cheek classic of Edwardian esoterica, a privately printed leaflet offered by subscription to the informed man of fashion and as a divertissement au courant for the reading bins and cocktail tables of parlor cars, and smoking lounges of gentlemen s clubs. Typifying a once-popular but nowadays seldom-encountered species of turn-of-the-century ephemera, it has become a rarity much prized by bibliophiles. See how the beards of Walt Whitman and Henry David Thoreau stack up against those of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Alfred Lord Tennyson. Also includes: Fundamentals of Beard Flirtation, in which readers learn the etiquette and code of beard poses and gestures; fortune-telling through beard-reading (pogonomancy); beard-based folklore and controversies ( Public Statues: Dignitaries or Dust Catchers )

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781616082451
  • : Skyhorse Publishing
  • : Skyhorse Publishing
  • : 0.281
  • : October 2011
  • : 191mm X 136mm X 19mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Underwood
  • : BC
  • : 1011
  • : Mahendra Singh
  • : very good
  • : 211
  • : illustrations