The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste

Overview

The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact - when no right-thinking lady would consider solo motoring without her revolver, and when the installation of a secret compartment for powder-puff was de rigeur. In the vintage driver's seat of this chatty little handbook is record-breaking Edwardian motoriste Dorothy Levitt, exhorting the budding 'lady ...

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The Woman and the Car: A Chatty Little Handbook for the Edwardian Motoriste

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Overview

The Woman and the Car is a faithfully reproduced, quirky classic from the dawn of motoring - and a testament to womankind's perennial claim on the steering wheel! Take a spin through a time - 1909 to be exact - when no right-thinking lady would consider solo motoring without her revolver, and when the installation of a secret compartment for powder-puff was de rigeur. In the vintage driver's seat of this chatty little handbook is record-breaking Edwardian motoriste Dorothy Levitt, exhorting the budding 'lady driver' to approach the newfangled contraption without fear and reassuring those who believed it was 'impossible to look anything but hideous' when in an automobile.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781908402875
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/18/2014
  • Series: Old House Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Product dimensions: 4.80 (w) x 7.35 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Known as "the fastest girl on Earth," Dorothy Levitt was an English sporting "motoriste," motoring writer and pioneer of female independence. She set the Ladies World Land Speed record in 1906 and taught Queen Alexandra and the royal princesses how to drive.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Dorothy Levitt: A Personal Sketch
The Woman and the Car
The Car: It's Cost, Upkeep and Accessories
The All-Important Question of Dress
The Mechanism of the Car
How to Drive
Troubles
Hints on Expenses
Motor Manners
Trips
Distinguished Woman Motoristes
The Coming of the Small Car
Car Index-Marks and their Locale
The Motor Woman's Dictionary
 

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