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The Gentlewomans Companion Or A Guide To The Female Sex

Author : Hannah Woolley
ISBN : 0907325998
Genre : Cooking
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Aphra Behn is usually described as England's first professional woman writer, but her contemporary Hannah Woolley (Wooley or Wolley) ran her close, though recipes not bodice-rippers were her specialty (mixed with some judicious teaching, housekeeping and medical marketing). It seems amazing, therefore, that apart from a slight compendium, nothing of hers is available today - when women's studies have so strong a following. Her output is confusing and disputed, even the portrait in this second edition of her book is not of her but one Sarah Gilly, but all is made clearer by the long introduction by Caterina Albano, who has studied women's domestic literature for this period, and who urged us to produce this new, unabridged setting of the book (it is not a facsimile). The Companion is a conduct- as well as cookery-book (the recipes are mainly derived from her earlier works). It also contains an autobiography of the author. In truth it is a rank, but captivating, miscellany, including recipes, medical prescriptions, advice to servants and governesses, hints on upbringing, cosmetics and education, rules of social comportment and conduct, instructions and model letters for correspondence (mainly for young ladies), and 'Pleasant Discourses and Witty Dialogues' between gentlemen and ladies.
Category: Cooking

The Complete Housewife

Author : Eliza Smith
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000134920
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 37.6 MB
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Category: Cooking

The Compleat Housewife Or Accomplished Gentlewoman S Companion

Author : E. Smith
ISBN : 9781444652390
Genre : History
File Size : 58.23 MB
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This early work on the complete housewife is a comprehensive and informative look at the subject with much of the information still usefull and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Category: History

The Compleat Housewife

Author : Eliza Smith
ISBN : OCLC:1184171772
Genre : Cooking, English
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Category: Cooking, English