Daily Life in Victorian England

Daily Life in Victorian England

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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.

Discover the effects of increased women's rights, technological advances, and Charles Darwin's discoveries on everyday life. Engaging narrative chapters explore all aspects of the Victorian experience, including: fashion, morality, courtship and mourning rituals, crime and punishment, public school requirements, legal status (marriage, divorce, inheritance, guardians, and bankruptcy), sports like croquet and foxhunting, and the importance of religion.

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9780313350344
0313350345
Branch Call Number: 941.081 MITCHELL
Characteristics: xv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

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Sep 29, 2018

If you are a fan of Anne Perry’s novels or read other fiction or non-fiction on the Victorian period in England, this book clears up questions about the difference between a vicar and a curate, public and private schools, the huge emphasis on sports and games, Victorian morality, and what married women did with their time. And then there was the tolerance toward men who seemed to do very little work for their pay, how those same men could get through college without going to lectures and spent those years mostly playing sports. It covers what a gentleman was, the importance of church attendance, and seaside vacations too.

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