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The Clumsiest People in Europe: Or, Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World

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"A hoot, even if you do feel guilty for laughing."--Entertainment Weekly

Caustic, cranky, and inadvertently hilarious, the bestselling Victorian author Mrs. Favell Lee Mortimer rarely left the house--but that didn't stop her from writing several successful travel books. With volumes on Europe, Asia, and Africa and America, Mrs. Mortimer had something nasty to say about your ancestors, no matter where they had the misfortune of living. Todd Pruzan has assembled three of Mrs. Mortimer's very forgotten classics into one volume, The Clumsiest People in Europe, a wild tour through the comically and horrifyingly misinformed prejudices of a unique Victorian eccentric.

About the Author

Todd Pruzan is an editor at the bimonthly design journal Print and has been an editor and writer at several other magazines. He was born in Washington, D.C., and lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596911505
Subtitle:
Or, Mrs. Mortimer's Bad-Tempered Guide to the Victorian World
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Author:
Pruzan, Todd
Author:
Mortimer, Favell Lee
Subject:
General
Subject:
Europe
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
National characteristics
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Europe Description and travel.
Subject:
Europe Social life and customs.
Subject:
Humor : General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20060613
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
bandw
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.74 x 5.04 x 0.59 in

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