Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
ISBN: 0316357901
EAN13: 9780316357906
Language: English
Pages: 320
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Back Bay Books

Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners

Book Overview
The New York Times bestselling, hysterically funny and unsettlingly fascinating (Jenny Lawson) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood. Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19 th century, where there's arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn't question.) UNMENTIONABLE is your hilarious, scandalously honest (though never crass), illustrated guide to life as a Victorian lady, offering 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.)