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How to be a Victorian : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Victorian life

By: Goodman, Ruth

0871404850 / 9780871404855
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941.081
04/11/2020
Published 04/11/2020
25 cm 464 pages
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Ruth Goodman believes in getting her hands dirty. Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as our bustling and fanciful guide to nineteenth-century life.

Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work celebrates the ordinary lives of the most perennially fascinating era of British history.

From waking up to the rapping of a "knocker-upper man" on the window pane to lacing into a corset after a round of calisthenics, from slipping opium to the little ones to finally retiring to the bedroom for the ideal combination of "love, consideration, control and pleasure," the weird, wonderful, and somewhat gruesome intricacies of Victorian life are vividly rendered here.

How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiably curious.

BIC:

1DBK United Kingdom, Great Britain, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBG General & world history, HBJD1 British & Irish history, HBLL Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900, HBTB Social & cultural history

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