Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders
Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England
Author: Judith Flanders
Title: Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England
ISBN10: 0393327639
ISBN13: 978-0393327632
Format: .PDF .EPUB .FB2
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Publisher: W. W. Norton; Reprint edition (November 18, 2005)
Language: English
Size pdf: 1571 kb
Size epub: 1825 kb
Rating: 3.9 ✪
Votes: 375
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe

"[Flanders] knows what we want to know and is thoroughly engaging, undidactic company."--Katherine A. Powers, Boston Sunday Globe

Nineteenth-century Britain was then the world's most prosperous nation, yet Victorians would bury meat in earth and wring sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such drudgery was routine for the parents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Following the daily life of a middle-class Victorian house from room to room; from childbirth in the master bedroom through the kitchen, scullery, dining room, and parlor, all the way to the sickroom; Judith Flanders draws on diaries, advice books, and other sources to resurrect an age so close in time yet so alien to our own. 100 illustrations, 32 pages of color.