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The Way of a Virgin: Being Excerpts from Rare, Curious, and Diverting Books C. Brovan

The Way of a Virgin: Being Excerpts from Rare, Curious, and Diverting Books

C. Brovan

Published October 12th 2012
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The Way of the Virgin is a rare edition, published in 1922, originally printed for private circulation and no copies were presented for sale with a pledge to never reprint or re-issue the edition in any form. Only 275 copies were printed.In devotingMoreThe Way of the Virgin is a rare edition, published in 1922, originally printed for private circulation and no copies were presented for sale with a pledge to never reprint or re-issue the edition in any form. Only 275 copies were printed.In devoting a volume to the romance and folklore of Virginity, it may not be inappropriate first to examine the psychology of a word and a quality as magical as they are misused.What is virginity? Is it the possession intact of that delicate piece of membrane or is it some indescribable, intangible attribute in on sense dependent on physical perfection? Does it imply abstention from and ignoranceof all sexual pleasures, or must it be a chastity which falls little short of stupid, even criminal, innocence?To us moderns, blessed (or cursed) with a smattering of science, woman is virginal just as long as we know or believe her to be, physical qualities notwithstanding. By the poet of the past, the romanticist, the mediaeval lover, and the ignorant, physical as well as spiritual proofs were probably required or expected. To them, virginity was something tangible- to us it is not.This edition provides excerpts from rare, curious and diverting books, some now for the first time done into English. To which are added copious explanatory notes and bibliographical references of interest to student, collector and psychologist.