The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and MannersBook - 2016 | First edition.
Hello, slattern -- Getting dressed : how to properly hide your shame -- Bowels into buckets : nature is an obscene caller -- The treacherous art of bathing -- Menstruation : you're doing it wrong -- Diet : you're a little bag of pudding -- Beauty : scorch, slather, and stuff -- Courtship : not-talking your way into his heart -- The wedding night, or : A bad bit of bumbo -- Birth control and other affronts to God -- Being a good wife : how to avoid his eventual resentment for as long as possible -- Running a proper household : the gentle art of dictatorship -- Public behavior : avoiding scorn, dangers, and museums -- It's hysterical : the least funny thing about Victorian life -- The secret vice : "Where warts and tiny nipples come from" -- Conclusion : I miss pants.
From Library Staff
The challenges of womanhood are many but you want to try doing it in a corset, love. While this book is superficially about the nitty-gritty practicalities of life in "the olden days" it's very much through a modern feminist (and hilarious) lens.
StaffPickles Mar 29, 2017
Moata's pick: A 21st century guide to living as a Victorian lady. Cleanliness? Civil rights? You shan't be needing those, dear. Brilliantly sarcastic and feminist and I laughed SO MUCH.
MomoT Mar 21, 2017
This book is the perfect antidote to every "I wish I lived in the times of Little House on the Prairie-Anne of Green Gables-Little Women" compulsion you have ever felt. Snarky, hilarious and full to the brim with feminist observations, bizarre facts, and positively outrageous quotes fro... Read More »