The Recently Deflowered Girl

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Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2010 - Sex - 48 pages
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For more than half a century Miss Hyacinthe Phypps has been offering guidance on proper behavior. Her simple rules of propriety and common sense have helped a generation of girls over the threshold to womanhood. Recognizing the need that prevails more today than ever before, Miss Phypps has been persuaded to bring back into print this priceless volume of her words of advice, delightfully accompanied by Edward Gorey's ink and watercolor illustrations, that have been so valuable on so many occasions. It is the publisher's fondest hope that this book will serve the current generation of young ladies as it served their mothers.

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User Review  - paperloverevolution - LibraryThing

A book of helpful advice for the young lady who has found herself in the indelicate position of losing her maidenhead, possibly to a perfect stranger, and maybe on a train or some other, very public ... Read full review

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User Review  - kristenn - LibraryThing

Quick cute read, especially if you think about reading it back in 1965. I wasn't expecting *all* of the advice to be related to assorted forms of deflowerment, but that was a bonus. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Edward St. John Gorey (1925-2000), gave to the world over one hundred works, including The Gashlycrumb Tinies, The Doubtful Guest, and The Wuggly Ump; prize-winning set and costume designs for innumerable theater productions from Cape Cod to Broadway; and a remarkable number of illustrations in publications such as the New Yorker and the New York Times. Gorey's masterful pen-and-ink illustrations and his ironic, offbeat humor have brought him critical acclaim and an avid following throughout the world.

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