Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th 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... show more
Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19th 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, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secr
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
This one gets a lot of mixed reviews and I think I've figured out why, perhaps. If you've already read about or studied the reality of the Victorian era, not only might you find the information repetitive, but I think the tone absolutely isn't going to work for you. But if you aren't a history ...
*This!* There is not one thing I disliked about this book. It is entertaining and educational. I loved the writing style; it was very snarky. For an educational book this was super fun! I know the Victorian times were less then romantic: however, this crazy uterus still likes and enjoys historical r...
This was a quirky albeit sometimes condescending at the more intimate areas of life in the Victorian era. The tone did grate at times and I had to sometimes roll my eyes at the chatty condescension, but it was still funny and the tone didn't bother me all the time. It was a pretty quick read, and I ...
Have you ever wished to become your favorite Victorian book heroine? Well, think twice, because you have to deal with crotchless panties, questionable hygiene and lethal cosmetic procedures. Unmentionable gives the reader a glimps into the reality of the Victorian era and the actual facts and info...
Entertaining, though the historian in me would have liked to see some footnotes/endnotes in addition to the bibliography