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 favourable, though somewhat tedious voyage, arrived on Christmas-day at the mouth of the Mississippi.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
408
Dimensions
8.4 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
Weight
11.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL8680791M
ISBN 10
1881089134
ISBN 13
9781881089131
Library Thing
87864
Goodreads
3201650

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