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Domestic Manners of the Americans
     

Domestic Manners of the Americans

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by Fanny Trollope, Pamela Neville-Singleton (Introduction)
 

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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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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
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

PAMELA NEVILLE-SINGTON lives in West London. She is a member of the Trollope Society, and Viking publish her biography, Fanny Trollope: The Life and Adventures of a Clever Woman.

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