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Excerpt from Reading for Pleasure Adventures in Reading Twenty Fourth SeriesIn 1827 a bustling wasp tongued little Englishwoman emigrated to America hoping to make a fortune for herself and her family in the New World The moorish egyptian bazaar She built in Cincinnati was a failure but the book Domestic Manners of the Americans written on her return to England made Frances Trollope famous on both sides of the Atlantic The latest and best of its numerous editions has been handsomely published by KnopfTo Mrs Trollope America was a crude barbaric unlovely land inhabited by boorish men and bilious females She was eually af fronted by the dreariness of social life the incessant spitting of the American male and the pigs that rooted in the streets Of Cinc.
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Er country and her people she wrote with SO much spirit that the tone of her book is one of gallant courage rather than despairAbout the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books Find at wwwforgottenbookscomThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work Forgotten Books uses state of the art technology to digitally reconstruct the work preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy In rare cases an imperfection in the original such as a blemish or missing page may be replicated in our edition We do however repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Innati And she expressed her opinions with such tart vigor that they were received by American readers with mixed emotions of hilarity and rage A hundred years have not dimmed the malicious sparkle of Domestic Manners The reporting was accurate though the essential spirit of the lusty young democracy eluded the author's doggedly British mind And the modern reader interested in the past will find it a fascinating picture Of our adolescent societyBy 1861 our domestic manners had greatly improved and even Mrs Trollope would have been favorably impressed by Mary Boykin Chesnut whose Diary From Dixie is a witty and delightful account of Southern life during the Civil War years Although she was deeply conscious of the tragedy that the war was bringing to h.