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Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners (edição: 2016)

de Therese Oneill (Autor)

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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 secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: What to wear Where to relieve yourself How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating What to expect on your wedding night How to be the perfect Victorian wife Why masturbating will kill you And more! Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, Unmentionable will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. (And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not dying of the syphilis your husband brought home.)… (mais)
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Título:Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady's Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Autores:Therese Oneill (Autor)
Informação:Little, Brown and Company (2016), Edition: Illustrated, 320 pages
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Quite funny for a while, this array of the bizarre and rather disgusting side of Victorian life is accurate, if limited. For someone just beginning to explore the domestic side of the Victorian era, this book could be a gateway drug. At the very least it will appeal to anyone curious about how weird life in the past actually was. ( )
  bohemima | Apr 29, 2021 |
This was a very funny and engaging book and it's a good gateway book to get a person interested in the Victorian period. However, I was a bit confused about why she kept including information about the US and I think even Canada at one point. Different social settings and cultures shouldn't be conflated. I listened to this as an audiobook so I wasn't able to check the sources but again, it was entertaining and peaked my interest so I'll just read other books for more information. ( )
  SGTCat | Feb 25, 2021 |
Loved it, although eventually the snark got a bit wearing. Also, my scholarly brain was irritated that all her illustrations were taken out of context/no citation, and that she stated at one point that there weren't many printing presses around in the mid 18th century (not true!!!!). ( )
  JenniferElizabeth2 | Aug 25, 2020 |
Meh, the style of this didn't really work for me. There was lots of fascinating information, but listening to the audio was a bit grating because of the conversational style. It felt like the author was condescending to the reader SO MUCH, so I think I might have enjoyed it more just reading it.
  bookbrig | Aug 5, 2020 |
With an irreverent presentation, journalist slash humourist Therese Oneill invites the reader to accompany her as she peels back the romanticised veneer of of a middle to upper class lady’s life in the 19th century in Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners.

Next time you imagine yourself dancing prettily around a grand ballroom in an elaborate gown, know this…your underwear is crotchless (even at that time of the month), your never washed dress is marked by soot and sweat, your face powder is poisoning you, and the room reeks of mixed floral scents which only just barely cover the smells of rarely washed bodies.

The supper feast laid out on the table has been made from poorly preserved fruits and vegetables, and badly cooked, unrefrigerated meats, all prepared and served by unwashed hands, so it’s likely you will spend several hours later in the evening on the chamber pot, or close stool.

And that handsome gentleman across the room who you hope will invite you to dance…if he picks up your dropped handkerchief he may ask for your hand in marriage, after which he will none too gently insist you bear him a son, and visit prostitutes while you are indisposed, eventually infecting you with gonorrhoea or syphilis, which your doctor will refuse to diagnose to protect your delicate sensibilities. And should you have the temerity to complain about any of this, you will be declared hysterical and institutionalised.

The truth, quite frankly, is grim but Oneill imparts this information in a manner that, laden with snark, is hilarious. I found Unmentionable fascinating and absolutely entertaining, however I recommend you give this a miss if you are a fan of Victorian era romance novels or movies, you will never feel quite the same way about them again.

Oh, and I will never be eating Kellogg’s Cornflakes again. ( )
  shelleyraec | Nov 8, 2019 |
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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 secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on: What to wear Where to relieve yourself How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating What to expect on your wedding night How to be the perfect Victorian wife Why masturbating will kill you And more! Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, Unmentionable will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O'Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers. (And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not dying of the syphilis your husband brought home.)

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