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How to behave badly in Elizabethan England : a guide for knaves, fools, harlots, cuckolds, drunkards, liars, thieves, and braggarts / by Ruth Goodman.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Thorndike Press large print popular and nonfiction fiction
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Knightstown PL - Knightstown LP 942.055 Goo (Text) 36334000014679 Non-Fiction Available -
Peabody PL - Columbia City LARGE PRINT NON-FICTION 942.055 GOODMAN (Text) 30403002395812 Adult - Non-Fiction Large Print Available -
Shelby Co PL - Shelbyville Main Library LP 942.055 GOO (Text) 78731000509684 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781432862572
  • Physical Description: 489 pages (large print): illustrations ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: Waterville, Maine : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, [2019]

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"Offensive language, insolent behavior, slights, brawls, and scandals come alive in Ruth Goodman's uproarious history. Every age and social strata has its bad eggs, rule-breakers, and nose-thumbers. As acclaimed popular historian and author of How to Be a Victorian Ruth Goodman shows in her madcap chronicle, Elizabethan England was particularly rank with troublemakers, from snooty needlers who took aim with a cutting "thee," to lowbrow drunkards with revolting table manners. Goodman draws on advice manuals, court cases, and sermons to offer this colorfully crude portrait of offenses most foul. Mischievous readers will delight in learning how to time your impressions for the biggest laugh, why quoting Shakespeare was poor form, and why curses hurled at women were almost always about sex (and why we shouldn't be surprised). Bringing her signature "exhilarating and contagious" enthusiasm (Boston Globe), this is a celebration of one of history's naughtiest periods, when derision was an art form. 100 black and white images."--
Subject: Great Britain > Social life and customs > 16th century.
Etiquette > Great Britain > History > 16th century.
Large type books.

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