Domestic Manners Of The Americans

Author: Frances Trollope
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148807
Size: 65.23 MB
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Witty, entertaining, and controversial account of American life and culture by a woman of rare intelligence and keen perception — with comments on clothing, food, speech, politics, manners, and customs.

Domestic Manners Of The Americans

Author: Fanny Trollope
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960167
Size: 65.75 MB
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When Fanny Trollope set sail for America in 1827 with hopes of joining a Utopian community of emancipated slaves, she took with her three of her children and a young French artist, leaving behind her son Anthony, growing debts and a husband going slowly mad from mercury poisoning. But what followed was a tragicomedy of illness, scandal and failed business ventures. Nevertheless, on her return to England Fanny turned her misfortunes into a remarkable book. A masterpiece of nineteenth-century travel-writing, Domestic Manners of the Americans is a vivid and hugely witty satirical account of a nation and was a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic.