[LMB] OT: Women and education
Katherine (Kathy) Collett
kcollett at hamilton.edu
Sun Sep 12 19:24:58 BST 2021
On Sep 12, 2021, at 1:35 PM, Elizabeth Holden <alzurite at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sylvia: Once a literate population existed, it was feasible to make some sort of
>> income with "improving" books, such as Lady Waggoner's Guide To Young
> You make it sound like an immediate consequence. What are you thinking of?
> I'm not finding any hits on Google for anything of that title, except "The
> Ruthless Lady's Guide to Wizardry" by CM Waggoner., published 2021. I don't
> think this is what you meant.
Yes, Sylvia was compressing the time-line — though “feasible” doesn’t mean it happened right away. And I believe she was making up titles, mocking the genre.
>> or How To Improve Your Grammar In 10 Easy Leffons!!!
Especially this one! Long s’s had disappeared well before the rise of self-help titles like that!
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