Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Flawless Children

Victorian Era

Ungovernable: The Victorian Parent’s Guide to Flawless Children

$25.00

In Ungovernable, Theresa Oneill conducts an unforgettable tour through the backward, psuedoscientific, and downright bizarre childbearing and parenting fashions of the Victorians, whose useful advice includes:

  • How to be sure you’re not too ugly, sickly, or stupid to breed
  • Which positions and room decor will help you conceive a son
  • How much beer, wine, cyanide, and heroin to consume while pregnant
  • How to select the best peasant teat for your child
  • Which foods won’t turn your children into sexual deviants

Endlessly surprising, sidesplittingly funny and filled with fascinating historical tidbits and images, Ungovernable provides much-needed perspective on – and comedic relief from – the age-old struggle to bring up baby.

 

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