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

Author: Therese Oneill
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"A scandalously honest guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood."--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Therese Oneill
ISBN: 031635791X 9780316357913
OCLC Number: 944933719
Description: viii, 307 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: 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.
Other Titles: Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners
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