Daily Life in Victorian England

Daily Life in Victorian England

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

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Mitchell has not added all the information that readers of the first edition (no date noted) asked for, but has added an appendix on researching such matters. Otherwise, she has corrected facts and ironed out some text. A chronology and an introduction begin, then follow chapters on such dimensions as working life, government and the law, family and social rituals, leisure and pleasure, religion and reform, and empire. She distinguishes between the classes. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780313350344
0313350345
Characteristics: xv, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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