As We Were - a Victorian Peep Show by E. F. Benson
This antiquarian volume contains memories and recollections of oddities and famous persons of the Victorian era by E. F. Benson. It comprises a series of authentic stories and personal experiences relating to the people he had known, who, because of his own social standing, were primarily of the highest social strata. The anecdotes are interwoven with observances and comments on the habits and manners of society in the past, and a discussion of why and how these attitudes changed are offered with uncanny astuteness. The chapters of this book include: The Pincushion, Early Victorian, Family History, Lincoln and Truro, Two Sisters, Three Monumental Figures, Cambridge, Athens, Three Great Ladies and Others, Two Scandals, Rebels, More Victorians, and The Movement of The Nineties. We are republishing this vintage book now in an affordable, modern edition complete with a new prefatory biography of the author.