So English, You Know!

So English, You Know!" by George du Maurier. Scanned image and text by George P. Landow [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]

Commentary: This is one of the first social commentaries of which I know that is directed at American influence upon English popular culture. Since Du Maurier tends to mock all sides, it's difficult to know if the American influence or the English adoption of it without recalling its source is the main target.


du Maurier, George. English Society. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1897.

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