Domestic Manners Of The Americans

Author: Frances Trollope
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486148807
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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
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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.

Domestic Manners Of The Americans

Author: Fanny Milton Trollope
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554232683
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The first indication of our approach to land was the appearance of this mighty river pouring forth its muddy mass of waters, and mingling with the deep blue of the Mexican Gulf.

Frances Trollope

Author: Tamara Wagner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317966880
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Long overshadowed by her more widely read and reprinted son Anthony, Frances Trollope is almost exclusively remembered for her travel writing and especially for the notoriously controversial Domestic Manners of the Americans. Her impressively prolific career as a writer, however, covered and transgressed several genres, and spanned the early 1830s right through until the mid-1850s. A contemporary of Jane Austen, Trollope wrote social-problem novels about industrial England and satirical exposures of evangelical Christianity, as well as writing the first anti-slavery novel. She was a controversial, yet popular and prolific, writer who lived on her works, while using them to vent her outrage at various social and cultural developments of the time. A reassessment of her position in nineteenth-century literary culture brings to attention her own versatility as well as the various ways in which the pressing issues of the time could be represented and, in turn, helped to form Victorian literature. This book was originally published as a special issue of the journal Women's Writing.