Lewis Carroll juvenilia: 'Hints for Etiquette'

Description

English

Lewis Carroll's 'Hints for Etiquette; Or, Dining Out Made Easy' was written in his youth and is a comic parody of the strict, often absurd, rules of refined Victorian dining etiquette. Carroll drew inspiration from a real etiquette book, Hints on Etiquette (first published 1834).

Full title
'Hints for Etiquette; Or, Dining Out Made Easy' from The Rectory Umbrella and Mischmasch
Published
1932 , London
Format
Periodical / Facsimile / Illustration / Image
Creator
Lewis Carroll
Held by
British Library
Usage terms
Public Domain
Shelfmark
012316.f.39.

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