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Domestic Manners of the Americans

Domestic Manners of the Americans


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"I am convinced that there is no writer who has so well and so accurately (I need not add entertainingly) described America."  —Charles Dickens

I never beheld a scene so utterly desolate as this entrance of the Mississippi. Had Dante seen it, he might have drawn images of another Bolgia from its horrors.

Plagued by mounting debts and an impossible husband, Fanny Trollope left England for America in 1827 hoping to set her life to rights in America. What followed was nothing but misadventure which she turned into an unforgettable book. Caustic, intrepid, and spirited, her account of her travels became a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099583127
Publisher: Random House UK
Publication date: 01/01/2020
Series: Vintage Classics Series
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Fanny Trollope (1779-1863) was an English novelist. Sara Wheeler is a travel writer whose books include Too Close to the Sun, Travels in a Thin Country, and O My America!

Table of Contents

Selected Further Reading
Note on the Text


Appendix A: Unpublished Preface from the Rough Draft of Domestic Manners of the Americans

Appendix B: Preface to the Fifth Edition of Domestic Manners of the Americans (1839)

Appendix C: 'A Fragment' Appended to the Fifth Edition