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A far more civilized, beautiful life now lies within the grasp of your trembling fingertips.

Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life's garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as "Affected Provincial", humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry and other amusing trifles, The Affected Provincial's Companion will inspire you to transform yourself into a living work of art, thus setting you upon a course towards that misty, faraway shore known to the ancients as Enchantment.

The perils of sportswear, self-defense for sissies, the proper grooming of facial hair, and how to become a bon vivant — all this and much more may be found between the shimmering covers of this sleek and utterly beguiling volume.

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"Written in something approximating the McSweeney's style, this collection of essays, charts, and assorted silliness is deeply amusing." USA Today

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Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life's garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as "Affected Provincial," humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry, and other amusing trifles.

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A Bounteous Selection of Essays, Philosophical Diagrams, Poetry, and Other Such Theoretical Tinkerings Concerning the Art of Curious Living and the Reintroduction of Ancient Charm into This Vale of Mud and Tears Known Heretofore as the Modern Life.

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A far more civilized, beautiful life now lies within the grasp of your trembling fingertips

Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life's garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as "Affected Provincial", humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry and other amusing trifles, The Affected Provincial's Companion will inspire you to transform yourself into a living work of art, thus setting you upon a course towards that misty, faraway shore known to the ancients as Enchantment.

The perils of sportswear, self-defense for sissies, the proper grooming of facial hair, and how to become a bon vivant--all this and much more may be found between the shimmering covers of this sleek and utterly beguiling volume.

About the Author

Whimsy (as he is often called) is much more than a mere pen name, for he walks among us as a living embodiment of charm. He has earned a loyal following through his published articles, readings and public appearances, and has packed cafes, bookstores, and universities with his "You Lack My Refinement" tour, illuminating the Former Colonies with the Light of Whimsy. When not defending the Flower of Civilization against bruised petals, he lives the life of a country squire in the leafy, rural hamlet of New Egypt, New Jersey. Rest assured, gentle reader: Whimsy loves you all.

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Diggins, September 29, 2006 (view all comments by Diggins)
This book is a lovely little treasure.

I may be a bit biased already being a fan of it's author
however , I can give this book a wholehearted reccomendation to anyone who enjoys good humor , books of interesting or unusual facts , anticdotes , clever book art ,the small pleasures of the Natural world and not to be left out ; the fastidious personal relationship with style .

The book includes philosophies of style and toiletry that even the hoplessly unfashionable can enjoy.

It is a charming account of an interesting Man who has chosen to create and live in his own world by his own rules and who enjoys every minute of it very much.

I have shown it to friends who were clueless to the elusive rules and the world of dandyism and found it endearing , amusing and intriguing.

A must for those who hold dear the Art of Living , and for everyone really.

It is also a perfect gift item .

Highly reccomended.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781596911413
Author:
Whimsy, Breaulove Sw
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Author:
Whimsy, Breaulove Swells
Author:
Whimsy, Lord Breaulove Swells
Author:
Swells Whimsy, Lord Breaulove
Subject:
General
Subject:
Dandies
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Humor : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20060808
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.92 x 5.36 x 0.71 in

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Product details 128 pages Bloomsbury Publishing PLC - English 9781596911413 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Written in something approximating the McSweeney's style, this collection of essays, charts, and assorted silliness is deeply amusing."
"Synopsis" by , Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life's garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as "Affected Provincial," humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry, and other amusing trifles.
"Synopsis" by , A Bounteous Selection of Essays, Philosophical Diagrams, Poetry, and Other Such Theoretical Tinkerings Concerning the Art of Curious Living and the Reintroduction of Ancient Charm into This Vale of Mud and Tears Known Heretofore as the Modern Life.
"Synopsis" by ,
A far more civilized, beautiful life now lies within the grasp of your trembling fingertips

Gentle reader: do you tire of the meager offerings set forth by our humdrum age? Do you seek to cultivate blooms of refinement and joy in your life's garden? Lord Whimsy, as befitting his office as "Affected Provincial", humbly offers himself as a guide to those who wish to transcend the banalities of modern existence. A diverse and hilarious collection of treatises, insightful essays, philosophical diagrams, saucy poetry and other amusing trifles, The Affected Provincial's Companion will inspire you to transform yourself into a living work of art, thus setting you upon a course towards that misty, faraway shore known to the ancients as Enchantment.

The perils of sportswear, self-defense for sissies, the proper grooming of facial hair, and how to become a bon vivant--all this and much more may be found between the shimmering covers of this sleek and utterly beguiling volume.

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