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The Provincial Lady in America - E.M. Delafield
The Provincial Lady in America
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The third in the delightful "Provincial Lady" series finds our pungently witty English lady travelling the United States. Her two earlier books were set in Devonshire and London respectively, where she set down her observations of life and letters as they affected her and her menage of husband,... show more
The third in the delightful "Provincial Lady" series finds our pungently witty English lady travelling the United States. Her two earlier books were set in Devonshire and London respectively, where she set down her observations of life and letters as they affected her and her menage of husband, two children and assorted servants, friends and acquaintances. In this volume she comes to America on a literary tour. She visits New York, Cleveland, Chicago and the World's Fair of 1932, Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, among other cities-confiding to her diary as she goes her shrewd and barbed thoughts and queries. Here is no British What's-Wrong-with-America, but rather a delightful See-Yourselves-as-the-Others-See-You: a challenge to the American sense of humor. Readers of Diary of a Provincial Lady and The Provincial Lady in London will be further amused and charmed by their favorite diarist's trans-Atlantic adventures.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780897335393 (0897335392)
Publisher: Academy Chicago Publishers
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Series: The Provincial Lady (#3)
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Austen to Zafón
Austen to Zafón rated it
4.0
I have enjoyed all the Provincial Lady books. In this one, it was fun to see a Brit's impression of 1930's America during her visits to Boston, New York and Niagara Falls.
wealhtheow
wealhtheow rated it
A funny take on America in the 1930s, as experienced by a self-deprecating Englishwoman. It’s very odd to read this light piece of humor, in which new dresses and huge cars figure prominently, and realize it was written during the Depression. The Englishwoman, by the way, loves Chicago the best.
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