The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and MannersBook - 2016
Unmentionable is your hilarious, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: What to wear Where to relieve yourself How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating What to expect on your wedding night How to be the perfect Victorian wife Why masturbating will kill you And more!
Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, Unmentionable will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. (And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not dying of the syphilis your husband brought home.)
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LPL_MeredithW Feb 14, 2018
So funny! So informative! So often a book I check out and keep at my house for the full check-out period without reading beyond the first few pages!
LPL_PolliK Sep 26, 2017
I love historical romances, but there are so many things NOT covered in those stories. Well, this book covers them. And EWWWWWWW! Funny (and gross) facts, but some really insightful historical facts about practices and people you might not have heard of. Did I mention funny? Oneill is hilarious. ... Read More »
A HILARIOUS book about what it was really like to live during the Victorian era.
A hilarious, tongue-in-cheek examination of the Victorian era and what it meant to be a real lady during that time period.