gentlemen prefer blondes

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When it was written in 1925, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, by Anita Loos was heralded as a tremendous novel. It was seen as cutting edge and insightful, yet somewhat risqué in its portrayal of Lorelei Lee and her escapades. I can see how this may have been thought at that time, seeing as how women were looked at in such a different way then they are currently. The fact that a women with as little know-how as …

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…dollar as they sit there drooling while she rambles on about colledge, and how much she likes the Ritz. I have no idea if Loos’ original audience picked up on all of these subtleties. It would have been awful if they had not, and came away with the book at face value. While it was an amusing book to read, I think that it’s a little much to call it “the great American novel.”