Domestic Manners of the Americans by Frances TrollopeDomestic Manners of the Americans by Frances Trollope

Domestic Manners of the Americans

byFrances Trollope

Paperback | May 1, 2014


"it appeared to me that the greatest and best feelings of the human heart were paralyzed by the relative positions of slave and owner"In Domestic Manners of the Americans Frances Trollope recounts her travels through America between 1827 and 1830, describing her voyage up the Mississippi from New Orleans, a two-year stay in Cincinnati, and a subsequent tour of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York. A transatlanticbest-seller on publication in 1832, its forthright criticisms of American manners encompassed spitting, religious extremism, ladies' dress, the relentless pursuit of money, and the unequal treatment of women, slaves, and Native Americans. Witty, satiric, and hugely entertaining, Trollope also had aserious purpose in warning her compatriots of the consequences of democratic freedoms at a time of great social change in England. Deploring slavery and the hypocrisy that sanctioned it, she fuelled abolitionist debate on both sides of the Atlantic and so impressed Mark Twain that fifty years laterhe considered her book to be the most accurate portrait of American life in the nineteenth century.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expertintroductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Frances Trollope (1780-1863) wrote her first book, Domestic Manners, at the age of 53 and went on to write over forty more after its phenomenal success. She travelled to America to assist in the founding of a utopian community in the face of financial ruin in England, and after several failed business ventures began to gather material ...
Title:Domestic Manners of the AmericansFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.03 inPublished:May 1, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199676879

ISBN - 13:9780199676873