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Daily Life in Victorian England


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An exciting, in-depth look at everyday life during the Victorian era.

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Preface Chronology Introduction: The Victorians and Their World 1. A Brief History of Victorian England 2. The Foundations of Daily Life: Class, Tradition, and Money 3. Working Life 4. Technology, Science, and the Urban World 5. Official Life: Government and the Law 6. Private Life: House, Food, and Clothes 7. Family and Social Rituals 8. Education 9. Health and Medicine 10. Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreation 11. Faith and Works: Religion and Reform 12. Victorian Morality 13. England and Empire Appendix: Victorian Research and Resources Glossary Further Reading

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SALLY MITCHELL is Professor Emerita of English and Women's Studies at Temple University. She has published extensively on Great Britain, the Victorian era, and women's issues, including Victorian Britain: An Encyclopedia (1988), which was named an ALA Outstanding Reference Work. Her most recent work, Frances Power Cobbe: Victorian Feminist, Journalist, Reformer, was published in 2004.


"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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