Sketches of the Fair Sex, in All Parts of the World by Anonymous | Unabridged Audiobook Full
0:20 | 1. In the following pages. The first woman and her antediluvian descendants. Woman in the patriarchal ages. Women of ancient Egypt. Modern Egyptian women. Persian women.
17:02 | 2. Grecian women. Grecian courtesans.
23:50 | 3. Roman women. Laws and customs respecting the roman women.
37:44 | 4. Women in savage life. Eastern women.
50:40 | 5. Chinese woman. African women.
58:36 | 6. Great enterprises of women in the times of chivalry. Other particulars respecting females during the age of chivalry.
1:11:54 | 7. French women. Italian women.
1:22:24 | 8. Spanish women. English women. Russian women.
1:34:42 | 9. The idea of female inferiority. Female simplicity.
1:52:19 | 10. The mild magnanimity of women. Female delicacy. Influence of female society.
2:11:53 | 11. Monastic life. Degrees of sentimental attachment at different periods.
2:28:24 | 12. German women. A view of matrimony in three different lights. Betrothing and marriage.
2:42:20 | 13. Female friendship.
2:48:49 | 14. On the choice of a husband.
3:09:35 | 15. A letter to a new married man. Garrick's advice to married ladies.
3:19:08 | 16. Origin of nunneries. Description of the great convent at Ajuda in Rio Janerio. Ceremony of the initiation of a nun.
3:28:22 | 17. Wedded love is infinitely preferable to variety. Italian debauchery. Naked fakiers. Mahometan plurality of wives.
3:39:26 | 18. Women of otaheite. Crim. Con. Of Claudius and Pompeii. A word to a very nice class of ladies.
3:49:00 | 19. Custom in the moghul empire. Custom of the muscovites. Sale of children to purchase wives. Polygamy and concubinage. Eunuchs. Girls sold at auction. Sale of a wife.
4:05:04 | 20. Punishment of adultery. Anecdote of cæsar. Power of marrying.
4:13:04 | 21. Celibacy of clergy. Desperate act of euthira.
4:19:56 | 22. Luxurious dress of Grecian ladies. Grecian courtship.
4:26:05 | 23. Power of philters and charms. Eastern courtship. Long hair of saxons and danes.
4:33:11 | 24. St. Valentine's day. Courts of love. Immodesty at Babylon. Indecency at Adrianople.
4:41:12 | 25. Ancient Swedish courtship. Lapland and Greenland lady.
4:46:57 | 26. Education of women in Asia and Africa. Religious festivals of the Greeks. The deaths of Lucretia and Virginia. On looking at the picture of a beautiful female.
4:59:06 | 27. Art of determining the precise figure, the degree of beauty, the habits, and the age, of women, notwithstanding the aids and disguises of dress.
5:18:46 | 28. The ideal of female beauty; or a description of the famous statue of the Venus de Medici. The first kiss of love. The death of Cleopatra.
5:35:39 | 29. An essay on matrimony (part 1).
5:51:52 | 30. An essay on matrimony (part 2).
Sketches Of The Fair Sex
ANONYMOUS ( - )
Sketches of the fair sex, in all parts of the world. To which are added rules for determining the precise figure, the degree of beauty, the habits, and the age of women, notwithstanding the aids and disguise of dress. It is our design to present a pleasing and interesting miscellany, which will serve to beguile the leisure hour, and will at the same time couple instruction with amusement. We have used but little method in the arrangement: Choosing rather to furnish the reader with a rich profusion of narratives and anecdotes, all tending to illustrate the FEMALE CHARACTER, to display its delicacy, its sweetness, its gentle or sometimes heroic virtues, its amiable weaknesses, and strange defects—than to attempt an accurate analysis of the hardest subject man ever attempted to master, viz—WOMAN. (Summary from the book)
Genre(s): Humorous Fiction, *Non-fiction, Psychology