Weird, real titles of 19th century novels


The Toast has over 100 examples of the genre, including "The Adventures Of An Irish Smock, Interspersed With Whimsical Anecdotes Of A Nankeen Pair Of Breeches," "The Charms Of Dandyism; Or Living In Style. By Olivia Moreland, Chief Of The Female Dandies" and "Fashionable Infidelity." No wonder novels caused a moral panic akin to reefer madness, Seduction of the Innocents, PMRC music-bans and video-game violence hysteria.

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  1. I can highly recommend: Edmund: A Butler's Tale.

    A huge, roller coaster of a novel in four hundred sizzling chapters. A
    searing indictment of domestic servitude in the eighteenth century, with some hot gypsies thrown in.

  2. Every title has the word "or." Today we are cooler, we put a colon in every title.

  3. Felila says:

    But those are 18th century novels, not 19th. Look at the dates.

  4. "Amorous Tales Of The Chaste Loves Of Peter The Long"

    Let me guess. Was he there to fix the telegraph?

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