Henry Louis Mencken Books





Franklin Library Henry Louis Mencken books:
Mencken A Chrestomathy - 100 Greatest Masterpieces of American Literature - 1980


Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) was an American author, critic, and editor who was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Mencken started his career as an author by working for the Baltimore Mourning Herald, and later became an editor at the Evening Sun. From 1908 to 1923 Henry Louis Mencken was an editor at Smart Set, and from 1921 to 1932 served as an editor at The Nation. When George Jean Nathan began the American Mercury in 1924, Henry Louis Mencken became a partner and editor where he served til 1933. Henry Louis Mencken is well known as the author of The American Language; An Inquiry into the Development of English in the United States (1918), in which he covered in depth the study of American English linguistics. Among the other notable books by Henry Louis Mencken are Ventures into Verse (1903), The Philosophy of Frederick Nietzsche (1908), A Book of Burlesques (1916), In Defense of Women (1917), Prejudices (1927), Treatise on the Gods (1930), Treatise on Right and Wrong (1934), Happy Days (1940), Newspaper Days (1941), A New Dictionary of Quotations (1942), Heathen Days (1943), A Mencken Chrestomathy (1948), and Minority Report (which was published shortly after his death in 1956).






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