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The "Maddest, Gladdest" Days

Henry Louis Mencken was born in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1880. He was the oldest of four children born to parents of proud German descent. His father and uncle were joint owners of a thriving cigar factory, and the family enjoyed material comfort

Henry Louis Mencken was one of the most influential writers and editors of the twentieth century, and he was at the height of his career and popularity during the Roaring Twenties. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress.) Henry Louis Mencken was one of the most influential writers and editors of the twentieth century, and he was at the height of his career and popularity during the Roaring Twenties. (Courtesy of The Library of Congress.)

and security throughout his childhood. When Mencken was three, the family moved into a three-story brick house near Baltimore's central business district. Mencken would continue to live in this same house for all but five years of his life.

His parents supported all of his pursuits, providing him with piano lessons, for example, when he began to express an interest in music...

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