|Title||What a young man ought to know (title page) |
|Author||Stall, Sylvanus, 1847-1915 |
|Publisher||Vir Publishing Company|
|Publisher Location||United States--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia |
|Publication Date||1897 |
|Notes||The first few pages of this book contain fourteen uncolored portraits of eminent educators. The rest of the book is unillustrated.|
Part of the Self and Sex Series for Men (volume two).
This book is "dedicated to the young men who should be pure and strong" and discusses the "intelligent understanding and strict adherence to the laws which God has ordained for the government of our sexual nature." The introduction also warns of the "unmistakable evidence of the lusts and diseases which mean death to the moral character and to the physical and intellectual powers of our young men."
Various reviews by eminent educators in England and America are included at the front of the book: "Such books as yours have long been needed, and if they had appeared sooner many a social wreck, whose fall was due to ignorance, night have been saved." "'What a young man ought to know' is certainly one of the best books for dawning manhood that has fallen into my hands. It goes to the roots of human living. It is thoroughly manly."
Topics addressed include: Enthronement of the moral and intellectual saves and redeems from solitary and social sins; Personal Purity - The helpful influence of a pure-minded woman; Physical Weakness - Single beds to be preferred, Self-pollution weakens the intellect, debases the moral, undermines the physical, Importance of bodily exercise; Evils to be Shunned and Consequences to be Dreaded - All forms of venereal diseases are serious, A Christian public should take up arms in defense of the home; The Right Relation to Women - Danger to young persons after an engagement of marriage has been formed; Marriage - Easy divorce and polygamy; Who Should Not Marry; Selection of a Wife - Much happiness or misery wrapped up in this one transaction, Frequently unhappiness and even suicide; Importance of Great Caution - Marriage is for life and a mistake is irreparable, often fatal, One-third of all young women are unqualified ever to become wives or mothers; Early and Late Marriage - As a rule the husband should be three years the senior of his wife, Probabilities of a happy marriage rapidly decrease after a man passes thirty years of age; Weddings - The presents often worthless, The bride and bride's parents to blame for the display and extravagance; Hindrances to be avoided - Alcohol not a food but an enemy to the body; Helps to be Used - Have a purpose in life.
A full text version of the 1904 edition of this title is available at: http://books.google.com/books?id=FQMdAAAAYAAJ&ots=t0sVycsKcQ&dq=%22what%20a%20young%20man%20ought%20to%20know%22&pg=PA7#v=onepage&q=&f=false
|Contextual Notes||Dr. Sylvanus Stall was a Lutheran minister who wrote several books in the Self and Sex Series including "What a young boy ought to know", "What a young husband ought to know" and "What a man of fory-five ought to know." |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Sexual ethics; Hygiene, Sexual |
Manners and social etiquette
|Digital Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection |
|Digital ID Number||CHL0375 |
|Repository||University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Children's Historical Literature Collection. HQ36.S78 1897 |
|Physical Description||xxvi, 21-281 p.: 17.5 x 11.5 cm |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Photographed from original book in TIFF format using a Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/EOS 400D, resized and enhanced using Adobe Photoshop, and imported as JPEG2000 using Contentdm's software JPEG2000 Extension. 2009. |
|Exhibit Checklist||Exhibit checklist A.59 |