How to Create the Perfect Wife

Britain's Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate

by Wendy Moore

How to Create the Perfect Wife

Hardcover, 343 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $27.99 | purchase

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Book Summary

Traces the efforts of eighteenth-century author and radical Thomas Day to create an ideal wife, describing how he adopted two young orphans and raised them according to the extreme principles of Jean-Jacques Rousseau and the Enlightenment.

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