Cover of: Domestic Manners of the Americans | Judith Martin

About the Book

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.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
304
Dimensions
8 x 5 x 0.8 inches
Weight
14.1 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL11878145M
ISBN 10
1426440502
ISBN 13
9781426440502
Goodreads
1688297

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