Discover the secret to a long, happy marriage according to the Victorians in this hilarious guide to intimacy from 1894In 1894, Ruth Smythers, beloved wife of The Reverend L. D. Smythers, wrote these heartfelt words of advice for young brides entering into marriage:"One cardinal rule of marriage should never be forgotten: give little, give seldom, and above all, give grudgingly..."The Methodist wife didn't intend to be amusing, but this brief treatise written for young brides is side-splitting today and an eye-opener to how our love lives have changed in just over a century. This little book is:- Delightfully ridiculous to the modern eye - Accompanied by amusing engravings from the period - Filled with Victorian wisdom, which may be more timeless than it first appears!Whether you're looking for a saucy gift for a bride - or groom - to be, or a cheeky anniversary present, this little book is the perfect guide to entertain and inform any happy couple.
- Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
- ISBN: 9781837992706
- Number of pages: 96
- Dimensions: 136 x 101 mm