The Complete Works Of Brann, The Iconoclast Volume 11

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byWilliam Cowper Brann

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... of beer and a stale sandwich or two. They get drunk endeavoring to induce the seasoned female vessels to loosen up a little bit and are easier victims. Some of the most beautiful women in the world infest Broadway. One sees there, not once, but often, the form of the Venus de Milo and the face of Cleopatra. Rich silks frou-frou over the dusty pavement and gems of price flash in the electric glare. Song bubbles from painted lips. Laughter, a little strained, is everywhere. To one who looks no deeper than the surface, it is an attractive scene. At midnight the crowd is thin. At 1 in the morning only the unsuccessful remain to walk their weary beat to and fro. From the Herald Building to the Fifth Avenue Hotel they go and from the Fifth Avenue to the Herald Building. These are older than their lucky sisters whom they jostled earlier in the night. Their faces are pale and lined; their eyelids are red; their features are set in the stoniness of despair. They have had their day. They have quaffed the purple wine in the wild noons of nights. They have arrived at the dregs. Deeper and deeper into the slough of poverty and the slum of vice they shall plunge month after month and year after year. Death from syphilitic consumption, from syphilitic pneumonia, from syphilitic rheumatism, from syphilis proper waits for them at the end of a long journey. From the Herald Building to the Fifth Avenue; from the Fifth Avenue to the Herald Building! Still the tramp, tramp, tramp on the cruel stones! Still the hopeless leer into the whisky-reddened faces of men who reel by them with curses, or stop and sway and greet them with coarse gibes! Still the pained, fixed smile, the gnawings of physical hunger, the maddening desire for drink, the achings of fatigue and,...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... of beer and a stale sandwich or two. They get drunk endeavoring to induce the seasoned female vessels to loosen up a l...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:92 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217327427

ISBN - 13:9780217327428

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