Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners

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Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19thcentury, where arsenic is a face cream, opium is a medicine, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (I'll get back to that in a minute.) In the spirit of Texts from Jane Eyre and Schott's Miscellany, UNMENTIONABLE is your guide to the secrets of life as a Victorian lady, giving you detailed advice on how to maintain your youth (if you see a wrinkle, just rub lead on it!), how to please your husband (stop talking), how to manage your monthly "unwellness," and more. Learn how much laughter is permitted a lady on the street (none). Find out what's underneath those elegant ball gowns (whalebone corsets, crinoline cages, and crotchless pantalettes - for quick bathroom access under all that hardware). And most importantly, come away with a new appreciation of the fortitude of our great-grandmothers. Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring dozens of images from 19th century publications, UNMENTIONABLE will be beloved by Jane Austen fans and is the perfect gift for women of all ages.

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"Hysterically funny and unsettlingly fascinating. This book is full of awesome." "Jenny Lawson, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of "Let's Pretend This Never Happened" and "Furiously Happy"""

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  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : Little, Brown & Company
  • : 9780316357913
  • : December 2016
  • : August 2016
  • : 216mm X 135mm
  • : United States
  • : gifts