The Gentlewoman's Companion: The Complete Text of 1675

The Gentlewoman's Companion: The Complete Text of 1675

Hardcover

$32.09 $45.00 Save 29% Current price is $32.09, Original price is $45. You Save 29%.
Eligible for FREE SHIPPING
  • Get it by Tuesday, September 26 , Order now and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.

Overview

The Gentlewoman's Companion: The Complete Text of 1675 by Hannah Woolley


The Companion is a conduct- as well as cookery-book (the recipes are mainly derived from her earlier works). It also contains an autobiography of the author. In truth it is a rank, but captivating, miscellany, including recipes, medical prescriptions, advice to servants and governesses, hints on upbringing, cosmetics and education, rules of social comportment and conduct, instructions and model letters for correspondence (mainly for young ladies), and ‘Pleasant Discourses and Witty Dialogues’ between gentlemen and ladies. Great bedtime reading. The editor puts it all in long perspective.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780907325994
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
Publication date: 10/05/2001
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Hannah Woolley (1622-1675) was an English writer who published early books on household management. She married Jerome Woolley, a schoolmaster, in 1646, and ran a grammar schoool with him in Newport, Essex. Later she opened a school in Hackney. When she was widowed in 1661, Hannah Woolley began publishing books on household management in order to earn a living.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews