“An Opera Lover in Hell” / Memorable Fancies #2179

[An excerpt from Social Abominations, or, The Follies of Modern Society (1895):]

“ ‘Don Giovanni’ is simply the foul, abominable ‘Don Juan’ of Byron, which no man or woman could read aloud to a company of friends in their parlor, sung to sensuous music.” …. “ ‘Don Giovanni’ is as abominably sung and acted as spoken and acted under its true name, ‘Don Juan.’”

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