Title THE NATURAL SUPERIORITY OF WOMEN.
Publisher George Allen & Unwin, London, 1954, first edition.
Seller ID 23036
205 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. "The author develops his highly provocative theme - that women have always been subjected by men - in a sober argument backed by considerable evidence. He maintains that only physical strength has enabled men to domineer for so long, but that in constitution, resistance to disease and size of brain, women are far superior. Fewer women go insane or commit suicide; the legend of emotional instability is easily disproved; women are jus t a s g o o d as men at business. The traditional view of many points Dr Montagu cuts down with sharp, incisive wit. He is satisfied that where women, in history or today, fall short of men in their achievements, it is because that is where men ha v e co n ti nu ed deliberately and out of fear, to keep them down. The author's pungent and reasoned arguments will arouse considerable controversy. But at the same time his lively approach has resulted in a most important and entertaining boo k." Ve ry li ght br own ing to pages - light on endpapers and edges of text block, minor bump at top of spine. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has small ghost sticker mark on front cover, light browning on spine, several tiny chips and tears - ma i nly at to p of spi ne - some with creases, minor soiling, two tiny closed perforations on front hinge . Very Good-/Good+