ERMYNTRUDE AND ESMERALDA by Lytton Strachey

ERMYNTRUDE AND ESMERALDA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Can you have babies without being in love, and can you be in love without -- but oh dear, the boys are calling me to come and play stump cricket this instant......."" ""The innocent inquiring mind here is that of one of two ladies of fashion and their correspondence makes up a short ""facetie"" as Strachey called it, or parody of the Victorian world in the language of the nursery with lots of potty chair referrals to ""pussies"" and ""bow-wows"" which may or may not wow you. At any rate while Esmeralda discovers her tutor in her brother's bed and decides to wed a much older man, Ermytrude finds hidden delights With the footman. This appeared in Playboy, has many illustrations by the campfollowing fashion designer Erte, and has an introduction by Michael Holroyd. Nugatory naughtiness.

Pub Date: Oct. 22nd, 1969
Publisher: Stein & Day