Unmentionable : the Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners /

"A scandalously honest guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood. "If Unmentionable does not secure the Pulitzer Prize for Most Fascinating Book Ever, the whole gig is rigged. Therese Oneill opens the doors to everything we secretly wanted to know about the Victorian era, but didn't...

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Main Author: Oneill, Therese, (Author)
Language: English
Published: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
Edition: First edition.
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Format: Printed Book Book Nonfiction
Summary: "A scandalously honest guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood. "If Unmentionable does not secure the Pulitzer Prize for Most Fascinating Book Ever, the whole gig is rigged. Therese Oneill opens the doors to everything we secretly wanted to know about the Victorian era, but didn't think to ask. Knickers with no crotches? Check. Arsenic as a facial scrub? Check. The infrequency of bathing and the stench of the Victorian human body? Check mate." --
Physical Description: viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-307)
ISBN: 031635791X
9780316357913