Stagecoaches and Softness


Whether you commute by train or by bus or by stagecoach, always have something great to read on the way to work with our full daily newsletter.


A Guide To Your 1816 Stagecoach Journey

James Hobson | Georgian And Victorian Britain | 9th November 2021 | U

What to expect when travelling by public coach in early 19C Britain. A one way trip from London to Manchester could cost two guineas, four weeks' wages for a whole family of weavers. It's best to get a corner seat inside or risk being jostled for days by an unsavoury sailor. People of quality do not travel on top. All class distinctions are upended: the driver has absolute authority until you arrive (1,181 words)


The Gradual Extinction Of Softness

Chantha Nguon and Kim Green | Hippocampus | 8th November 2021 | U

Reflections on the complicated relationship between feminine softness and the strength required to overcome life's hardships, by a refugee who fled Cambodia as a girl to escape the Khmer Rouge. "The shoe-fuel lasted for a month. Every night, I lit a few shoes and cooked a small pot of rice over the fire. I felt nothing, not even hunger." Upon her return, a new mode of being is called for (3,958 words)


Treat your brain with our full Browser newsletter, the best companion to curious minds.

Join the Browser

Caroline Crampton, Editor-In-Chief; Robert Cottrell, Founding Editor; Jodi Ettenberg, Associate Editor; Raymond Douglas, Associate Editor; Uri Bram, CEO & Publisher; Al Breach, Founding Director

Editorial comments and letters to the editor: editor@thebrowser.com
Technical issues and support requests: support@thebrowser.com
Or write at any time to the publisher: uri@thebrowser.com

Proudly published with Ghost, the fiercely independent website and newsletter platform

Join 90,000+ curious readers who grow with us every day

No spam. No nonsense. Unsubscribe anytime.

Great! Check your inbox and click the link to confirm your subscription
Please enter a valid email address!
You've successfully subscribed to The Browser
Welcome back! You've successfully signed in
Could not sign in! Login link expired. Click here to retry
Cookies must be enabled in your browser to sign in
search