The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still ...
The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Judith Flanders's book is laid out like a Victorian house, taking you through the story of daily life from room to room. In each space she depicts the home's furnishings and decoration: from childbirth in the master bedroom, through the scullery and kitchen, the separate male and female domains of the drawing room and the parlor, and ending in the sickroom. A rich selection from diaries, letters, advice books, magazines, and paintings fills the rooms with the people and personalities of the age. 100 illustrations, 3 8-page color inserts.
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Flanders, Judith. INSIDE THE VICTORIAN HOME; A PORTRAIT OF DOMESTIC LIFE IN VICTORIAN ENGLAND. NY: W.W. Norton & Co., c2006. 3rd printing. 499pp., index, illus. b/w, color. Imperial 8vo. minor staining on lower edge of textblock, else fine softcover.
this book gave a remarkable history of what life was like and how it was lived. It gave details from social rules, to how one disposed of garbage. historically it is the greatest book i have ever purchased... i recommended it to two of my friends one whom is an author and they both loved the book. the details the book offers are priceless. beautiful illustrations . easy to read. a+ .
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