Anything Goes: A Biography of the Roaring Twenties by Lucy Moore

By Lucy Moore

A thrilling portrait of the period of jazz, glamour, and gangsters from a shiny younger superstar of mainstream heritage writing.

The glitter of Nineteen Twenties the United States was once seductive, from jazz, flappers, and wild all-night events to the start of Hollywood and a glamorous gangster-led crime scene flourishing less than Prohibition. however the interval used to be additionally punctuated through momentous events-the political express trials of Sacco and Vanzetti, the large Ku Klux Klan march down Washington DC's Pennsylvania Avenue-and it produced a dizzying array of writers, musicians, and movie stars, from F. Scott Fitzgerald to Bessie Smith and Charlie Chaplin.

In Anything Goes, Lucy Moore interweaves the tales of the compelling humans and occasions that characterised the last decade to provide a gripping portrait of the Jazz Age. She unearths that the Roaring Twenties have been greater than simply "the years among wars." It was once an epoch of ardour and alter- an age, she observes, now not in contrast to our personal.

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45 In the later On theDuty of a Husband,Vives rectifies his statement, giving as the principal end of marriage the propagation of offspring and, as a subsidiary end, the quelling of concupiscence. " If a woman will keep this principle before her mind, she will be happy in her marriage. In addition to the indispensable virtue of chastity, the married woman must also possess great love for her husband. Against the evils of adultery, Vives delivers a vehement diatribe with great rhetorical flourishes and multiple examples from pagan 45.

The manual is composed of two letters, one for the princess and another for Charles Mountjoy, son of William Mountjoy, the queens chamberlain. In writing this practical outline, Vives was perhaps tacitly aware that Mary, sole heir to the throne, might someday be destined to rule. Platorelating to the government of the state, More's Utopia, and Erasmus's Educationof a ChristianPrince. Additionally, along with the Scriptures and the church fathers, he would have her learn the secular wisdom of the Distichsof Cato, the Mimes of Publilius, and the Sentencesof theSevenSaqe«collected by Erasmus.

He quotes several ancient writers, including the supposed misogynist Euripides, who praise the incomparable blessings of a happy marriage. The greatest sages of the ancient world, he avers, were all married, surely because they saw that there was nothing more in accordance with nature than the union of man and woman. Then, without declaring his source, Vives paraphrases a long passage from Cicero's On Goodand Evil, wherein he speaks of the various bonds that exist among men. He ends his encomium with the affirmation that marriage is a sacred thing that God instituted in Paradise and later sanctioned in his miracle at the wedding feast of Cana.

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