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Daily life in Victorian England /
Sally Mitchell.
edition
Second edition.
imprint
Westport, Connecticut ; London : Greenwood Press, 2009.
description
xv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0313350345 (hbk. : alk. pap.), 9780313350344 (hbk. : alk. pap.)
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imprint
Westport, Connecticut ; London : Greenwood Press, 2009.
isbn
0313350345 (hbk. : alk. pap.)
9780313350344 (hbk. : alk. pap.)
catalogue key
6686125
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"The meat of the book remains excellent. Mitchell is comprehensive, providing a tremendous amount of information that will be useful to historians and readers of nineteenth-century literature alike." - Catholic Library World
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Summaries
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An exciting, in-depth look at everyday life during the Victorian era.
Main Description
What was life really like in Victorian England during its transition from provincial society into modern urban power? Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian daily living, including women's roles; "Victorian Morality"; leisure; health and medicine; and life in all settings, from workhouses to country estates. This edition features an extensive guide to contemporary primary source material and further research, including information about finding authoritative sources easily on the Web. Illustrations, interactive sidebars, a chronology and glossary further illuminate the details of Victorian culture. This volume is an ideal source for students and teachers alike.
Long Description
What was life really like in Victorian England during its transition from provincial society into modern urban power? Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian daily living, including women's roles; Victorian Morality; leisure; health and medicine; and life in all settings, from workhouses to country estates. This edition features an extensive guide to contemporary primary source material and further research, including information about finding authoritative sources easily on the Web. Illustrations, interactive sidebars, a chronology and glossary further illuminate the details of Victorian culture. This volume is an ideal source for students and teachers alike. Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. Engaging narrative chapters explore all aspects of the Victorian experience, including: fashion, morality, courtship and mourning rituals, crime and punishment, public school requirements, legal status (marriage, divorce, inheritance, guardians, and bankruptcy), sports like croquet and foxhunting, and the importance of religion.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This is a fascinating glimpse into Victorian daily life, including women's roles; 'Victorian Morality'; leisure; health and medicine; and life in all settings, from workhouses to country estates.
Long Description
What was life really like in Victorian England during its transition from provincial society into modern urban power? This volume offers a fascinating glimpse into Victorian daily living, including women's roles; "Victorian Morality"; leisure; health and medicine; and life in all settings, from workhouses to country estates. This edition features an extensive guide to contemporary primary source material and further research, including information about finding authoritative sources easily on the Web. Illustrations, interactive sidebars, a chronology and glossary further illuminate the details of Victorian culture. This volume is an ideal source for students and teachers alike. Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. Engaging narrative chapters explore all aspects of the Victorian experience, including: fashion, morality, courtship and mourning rituals, crime and punishment, public school requirements, legal status (marriage, divorce, inheritance, guardians, and bankruptcy), sports like croquet and foxhunting, and the importance of religion.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Chronology: Chief Events of the Victorian Age in Englandp. ix
Introduction: The Victorians and Their Worldp. xiii
A Brief History of Victorian Englandp. 1
The Foundations of Daily Life: Class, Tradition, and Moneyp. 17
Working Lifep. 39
Technology, Science, and the Urban Worldp. 71
Official Life: Government and the Lawp. 87
The Material Substance of Private Life: House, Food, and Clothesp. 111
Family and Social Ritualsp. 145
Educationp. 169
Health and Medicinep. 195
Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreationp. 215
Faith and Works: Religion and Reformp. 243
Victorian Moralityp. 261
England and Empirep. 273
Victorian Research and Resourcesp. 291
Glossaryp. 315
Further Readingp. 323
Indexp. 327
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