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Domestic Manners of the Americans
Domestic Manners of the Americans

Domestic Manners of the Americans

By Fanny Trollope, Introduction by Sara Wheeler

Vintage Classics


416 Pages, 5 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (US $17.95)

Publication Date: January 2020

ISBN 9780099583127

Rights: US

Penguin Random House UK (Jan 2020)
Vintage Classics

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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 DickensI 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.

Author Biography

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!