Category Archives: 1920s

Determining Editions: The Flapper Wife

Back in February, in what feels like a different lifetime, I began thinking more about my copy of The Flapper Wife by Beatrice Burton.  I had been reading a different Burton title, which I really ought to review on this blog … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Beatrice Burton, Grosset and Dunlap | 4 Comments

Party Girl

Oh, Party Girl.  Come for the silly title, stay for the (unsatisfying) discussion of double standards and the modern women’s experience.  Also, for those of us who like Midwestern settings, Party Girl takes place in Terre Haute, Indiana! Party Girl: a Love … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Chelsea House, Vivian Grey | 1 Comment

Wallflowers

Wallflowers is a 1920s romance novel classic.  Penned by the prolific Temple Bailey in 1927, this relatively widely read romance was reprinted by Grosset and Dunlap in the 1920s and by Dell as a paperback in the 1940s. Reviewed here is … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Penn Publishing Company, Temple Bailey | 2 Comments

The Road to Broadway: A Love Story

Hello, blog readers!  It has been a while since my last post.  In June, I moved across the country and started a new job.  The “About” page has been revised to reflect that, and the latest book review just so … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Chelsea House, Ellen Hogue, Jack Bechdolt | 3 Comments

The Petter

“Because life seemed just a gay series of petting parties to “Merry” Locke, she did not recognize the Real Thing when it came along.”  ~ Beatrice Burton advertising panel. How could I not want this book?  The Petter has always … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Beatrice Burton, Grosset and Dunlap | 7 Comments

An Exciting Discovery

Look what I found! Honestly, I had planned for my next blog post to be a “book review” entry.  However, in the initial drafting stages of that post, something happened.  For whatever reason, I started looking through other books by … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Grosset and Dunlap | 6 Comments

The Immortal Girl

This story about a “village old maid” transforming into a modern flapper in London may very well be one of my favorite of this era.  The Immortal Girl by Berta Ruck is an unusual hybrid of a book for it is … Continue reading

Posted in 1920s, Berta Ruck, Dodd Mead & Co. | 2 Comments