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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:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"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
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oneill, Therese.
Unmentionable.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016
(DLC) 2016937207
(OCoLC)944933719
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Therese Oneill
ISBN: 9780316358040 0316358045 9780316395656 031639565X
OCLC Number: 961263894
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 307 pages) : illustrations
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 --
Acknowledgments --
Bibliography.
Other Titles: Victorian lady's guide to sex, marriage, and manners
Responsibility: Therese Oneill.

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