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.

First Sentence

On the 4th of November, 1827, I sailed from London, accompanied by my son and two daughters; and after a favorable, though somewhat tedious voyage, arrived on Christmas-day at the mouth of the Mississippi.

Edition Notes

Penguin Classics

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7354889M
ISBN 10
0140435611
ISBN 13
9780140435610
Library Thing
87864
Goodreads
1054984

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