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A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date May 20, 2014
Pages 326
Binding Paperback
Edition 15 anv
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781476756653
ISBN-10 1476756651
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Revised and updated, this fifteenth anniversary edition of A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit’s controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty.

When A Return to Modesty was first published in 1999, its argument launched a worldwide discussion about the possibility of innocence and romantic idealism. Wendy Shalit was the first to systematically critique the “hook-up” scene and outline the harms of making sexuality so public.

Today, with social media increasingly blurring the line between public and private life, and with child exploitation on the rise, the concept of modesty is more relevant than ever. Updated with a new preface that addresses the unique problems facing society now, A Return to Modesty shows why “the lost virtue” of modesty is not a hang-up that we should set out to cure, but rather a wonderful instinct to be celebrated.

A Return to Modesty is a deeply personal account as well as a fascinating intellectual exploration into everything from seventeenth-century manners to the 1948 tune “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.” Beholden neither to social conservatives nor to feminists, Shalit reminds us that modesty is not prudery, but a natural instinct—and one that may be able to save us from ourselves.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780684843162 Book cover for 9780756763763
 
from Diane Pub Co (January 1, 1999)
9780756763763 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.50 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $24.00
from Free Pr (January 1, 1999); titled "A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue"
9780684843162 | details & prices | 291 pages | 5.50 × 10.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $24.00
About: Lamenting the stress-inducing pressure that modern society places on young women to be sexually active, the author calls for a renewed respect for women's privacy and their desire to take intimacy seriously
Paperback
Book cover for 9780684863177 Book cover for 9781476756653
 
The price comparison is for this edition
15 anv edition from Free Pr (May 20, 2014); titled "A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue"
9781476756653 | details & prices | 326 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Revised and updated, this fifteenth anniversary edition of A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit’s controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty.
from Free Pr (January 1, 2000); titled "A Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue"
9780684863177 | details & prices | 291 pages | 4.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $16.00
About: Lamenting the stress-inducing pressure that modern society places on young women to be sexually active, the author calls for a renewed respect for women's privacy and their desire to take intimacy seriously.

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