Domestic Manners of the Americans

Domestic Manners of the Americans

by Fanny Trollope
     
 

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.

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140435610
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
812,827
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.79(h) x 0.94(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Selected Further Reading
Note on the Text

DOMESTIC MANNERS OF THE AMERICANS

Appendix A: Unpublished Preface from the Rough Draft of Domestic Manners of the Americans

Appendix B: Preface to the Fifth Edition of Domestic Manners of the Americans (1839)

Appendix C: 'A Fragment' Appended to the Fifth Edition

Notes

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