Unmentionable: the Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners
Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19thcentury, where arsenic is a face cream, opium is a medicine, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (I'll get back to that in a minute.)
In the spirit of Texts from Jane Eyre and Schott's Miscellany , UNMENTIONABLE is your guide to the secrets of life as a Victorian lady, giving you detailed advice on how to maintain your youth (if you see a wrinkle, just rub lead on it!), how to please your husband (stop talking), how to manage your monthly "unwellness," and more.
Learn how much laughter is permitted a lady on the street (none). Find out what's underneath those elegant ball gowns (whalebone corsets, crinoline cages, and crotchless pantalettes - for quick bathroom access under all that hardware). And most importantly, come away with a new appreciation of the fortitude of our great-grandmothers.
Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring dozens of images from 19th century publications, UNMENTIONABLE will be beloved by Jane Austen fans and is the perfect gift for women of all ages.
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|Grouping Title||unmentionable the victorian ladys guide to sex marriage and manners|
|Grouping Author||oneill therese|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-23 13:14:19PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-23 13:15:41PM|
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|display_description||"A scandalously honest guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood. "If Unmentionable does not secure the Pulitzer Prize for Most Fascinating Book Ever, the whole gig is rigged. Therese Oneill opens the doors to everything we secretly wanted to know about the Victorian era, but didn't think to ask. Knickers with no crotches? Check. Arsenic as a facial scrub? Check. The infrequency of bathing and the stench of the Victorian human body? Check mate." --|
|isbn||031635791, 9780316357913, 9780316395656|
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|owning_library_catalog||Nashville Public Library|
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|record_details||ils:CARL0000499085|Book|Books|First edition.|English|Little, Brown and Company,|2016.|viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm., overdrive:38ab9b08-b822-4a23-97bd-5fe1aadc64ce|eBook|eBook||English|Little, Brown and Company|2016||
|subject_facet||Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 19th century, Women -- England -- History -- 19th century, Women -- England -- Social conditions|
|title_display||Unmentionable : the Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners|
|title_full||Unmentionable : the Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners / Therese Oneill, Unmentionable The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners|
|title_sub||the Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners|
|topic_facet||History, Nonfiction, Reference, Social conditions, Social life and customs, Women, Women's Studies|