by Todd Pruzan and Favell Lee Mortimer
Hardcover, 198 pages, St Martins Pr, List Price: $19.95 |
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Describes numerous foreign countries and customs during the Victorian era based on the observations, prejudices, and opinions of a woman who rarely left her own home.
June 10, 2005 Nasty generalizations from a series of 19th-century children's guides to the world form the basis of Todd Pruzan's book. He sees the work of Mrs. Mortimer as "a snapshot of Victorian prejudice."
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