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Flaming Youth

by Samuel Hopkins Adams

Flaming Youth is a 1923 book, controversial in its time, by Samuel Hopkins Adams. In his retrospective essay "Echoes of the Jazz Age," writer F. Scott Fitzgerald argued that Adams' novel persuaded certain moralistic Americans that their young girls could be "seduced without being ruined" and thus altered the sexual mores of the nation. The novel was adapted into the silent movie Flaming Youth in 1923. A reviewer for the Cincinnati Inquirer noted that the film was "far from being a faithful translation of the book on which it was based" since film censorship at the time would have required the elision of some scenes which appear in the novel.

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Language

English

Original Language

English

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1923

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Samuel Hopkins Adams was an American writer who was an investigative journalist and muckraker. Adams was born in Dunkirk, New York. Adams was a muckraker, known for exposing public-health injustices....

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