How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

by Ruth Goodman

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ISBN-13: 9780871404855
Publisher: Liveright Publishing Corporation
Publication date: 10/06/2014
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ruth Goodmanis the author of How to Be a Victorian and How to
Be a Tudor. An historian of British life, she has presented a number of BBC
television series, including Tudor Monastery Farm. She lives in England.

Table of Contents

Preface 1

1 Getting Up 5

2 Getting Dressed 29

3 A Trip to the Privy 96

4 Personal Grooming 107

5 Morning Exercise 149

6 Breakfast 157

7 The Main Business of the Day 175

8 Back at the House 209

9 The Midday Meal 250

10 The Day's Work Resumes 255

11 Meanwhile, for the Young, There Was School 286

12 A Few Snatched Hours of Leisure 315

13 The Evening Meal 367

14 A Bath before Bed 388

15 Behind the Bedroom Door 405

Epilogue 439

Acknowledgements 441

Index 445

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How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-To-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
msl More than 1 year ago
It's a good blend of archival research, historical analysis, and DIH (did it herself) curiosity. 'Twas an enjoyable read for a winter break.
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I have only just started to read this book.
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