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SEDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM, A BEGINNER'S HANDBOOK—Emily Hahn—Brewer & Warren ($2).

Introduced gravely, in scholarly guise, with all the panoply of footnotes, references to authorities, bibliography, this light-hearted joke in print conceals much satirical common sense, is indicative of modern styles in disillusioned venery. Says the author: "[A] Missouri jurist . . . after a long and tiresome case of seduction, in which he found for the defendant, made a pronouncement from the bench to the effect that 'There is no such thing as seduction.' Although in my opinion this statement is somewhat...

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