Jacket design by Gavin L. O'Keefe
HAIRBREADTH ESCAPES OF MAJOR MENDAX
An 1889 Work by
FRANCIS BLAKE CROFTON
This 1889 book was written to be a young man's book of adventure stories in the tradition of Baron Munchausen, and for many years it stood for the ideals of a proper young Westerner lording his god-given superiority over the lesser peoples and animals of the earth. But it's been long forgotten until Richard A. Lupoff and his Surinam Turtle Press imprint brought it back for modern readers to enjoy -- and feel a mite squeamish about. Were our great-grandfathers really that racist and cruel to animals? Well, yes they were.
Now you can see for yourself what young lads of the 1890s were reading -- and despair that children of today will never have vocabularies robust enough to be able to read things like this.
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