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""Yes; I know,""I assented. There was at that time a""Besides""in the Little Red Doctor's sorrowful heart which bulked too large to admit of any rivalry.""Nevertheless,""I added,""you needn't be so scornful about the simian type in woman. It's a concentrated peril to mankind. I've seen trouble caused in this world by kitten faces, by pure, classic faces, by ox-eyed-Juno faces, by vivid blond faces, by dreamy, poetic faces, by passionate Southern faces, but for real power of catastrophe, for earthquake and eclipse, for red ruin and the breaking up of laws, commend me to the humanized, feminized monkey face. Книга представляет собой репринтное издание 1922 года (издательство" Boston, New York, Houghton Mifflin company" ). Несмотря на то, что была проведена серьезная работа по восстановлению первоначального качества издания, на некоторых страницах могут обнаружиться небольшие" огрехи" :помарки, кляксы и т. п.

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Samuel Hopkins Adams

Samuel Hopkins Adams (January 26, 1871 – November 15, 1958) was an American writer, best known for his investigative journalism.


Adams was born in Dunkirk, New York. In 1891, he graduated from Hamilton College.

From 1891 to 1900, he was a reporter for the "New York Sun" and then joined "McClure's Magazine", where he gained a reputation as a muckraker for his articles on the conditions of public health in the United States.

In a series of eleven articles he wrote for "Collier's Weekly" in 1905, "The Great American Fraud", Adams exposed many of the false claims made about patent medicines, pointing out that in some cases these medicines were damaging the health of the people using them. The series had a huge impact and led to the passage of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act.

In 1911 the Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of falsifications referred only to the ingredients of the medicine. This meant that companies were again free to make false claims about their products. Adams returned to the attack and another series of articles in "Collier's Weekly", Adams exposed the misleading advertising that companies were using to sell their products.

Adams was a prolific writer, who wrote fiction as well. "Night Bus", one of Adams's many magazine stories, became the basis for the film "It Happened One Night". His best-known novel, "Revelry" (1926), based on the scandals of the Harding administration, was later followed by "Incredible Era" (1939), a biography of Harding. Among his other works are "The Great American Fraud" (1906), "The Flying Death" (1906), "The Mystery" (1907), with S. E. White, "Average Jones" (1911), "The Secret of Lonesome Cove" (1912), "The Health Master" (1913), "The Clarion" (1914), "The Unspeakable Perk" (1916). "Our Square and the People in It" (1917), "Success" (1921), "Siege" (1924), "The Harvey Girls" (1942), "Canal Town" (1944), "Grandfather Stories" (1955), and "Tenderloin" (1959). "The Clarion" and "Success" are studies of modern journalism. []

"Tenderloin" described the battle between Charles H. Parkhurst and Tammany Hall. New York Times reviewer H. I. Brock called the book an "outstanding period piece" and "a worthy finale to a long and varied writing career." "Tenderloin" was adapted into a 1960 musical with book by George Abbott and Jerome Weidman and songs by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, the team that had created Fiorello!. "Tenderloin" ran for 216 performances. New York Times critic Howard Taubman praised the songs, but complained about a "dragging book" and said "The wages of virtue, alas, are largely dullness."

In the 1920s Adams wrote two novels, Flaming Youth and Unforbidden Fruit, dealing with the sexual urges of young women in the Jazz Age: these novels had a sexual frankness that was shocking for their time, and Adams published them under the pseudonym "Warner Fabian" so that his other works would not be tainted by any scandal accruing to these novels. Both of the Warner Fabian novels became best-sellers, and both were filmed: the latter as "The Wild Party" (not related to a work of the same title by Joseph Moncure March).

Adams was a close friend of both the investigative reporter Ray Stannard Baker and District Attorney Benjamin Darrow.

He died on November 15, 1958.

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* [ Samuel Hopkins Adams Collection] (Syracuse University Library)

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