Mrs. Grundy: A History of Four Centuries of Morals Intended to Illuminate Present Problems in Great Britain and the United States
Place Published: New York and London
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Date Published: 1930
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Condition: Very good
Book Id: 48272
665pp. Octavo [23 cm], rebound in decorative gilt-stamped three-quarter purple calf over decorative boards, with raised spine bands, top edge gilt, decorative endpapers. Rubbing and some small abrasions to extremities, two tiny flecks of white paint to spine; bookplate on front pastedown; interior is unmarked. Rather musty.
"Mrs. Grundy" is the personification of conventional mores (a "pearl-clutcher" in the modern parlance). Markun's fascinating work examines how 'proper' behavior has varied throughout history and across cultures.