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.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. [444]-454.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
917.3
Library of Congress
E165 .T84 1949

The Physical Object

Pagination
lxxxiii, 454, xix p.
Number of pages
454

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6050890M
LC Control Number
49011380
Library Thing
87864

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