Feminine Perversity

Feminine Perversity. From English Society. Sketched by George du Maurier. Click on image to enlarge it.

She-Gossip (alluding to newly-wedded pair).—“There go ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ as they are called! She would marry him. Her parents strongly opposed the match, as you may imagine.”

He-Gossip (who flatters himself that he understands the sex).—“By George! The parental opposition must have been strong to make her marry such a ruffian as that!”

Feminine Perversity inverts the situation in What Induced Him to Marry Her? in which a handsome man has married an unattractive home.

Selected du Maurier Cartoons on Courtship & Marriage

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

Created 1 July 2001

Last modified 2 May 2020