Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England


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The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Judith Flanders's book is laid out like a Victorian house, taking you through the story of daily life from room ...

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Apr 26, 2007

this book gave a remarkable history of what life was like and how it was lived. It gave details from social rules, to how one disposed of garbage. historically it is the greatest book i have ever purchased... i recommended it to two of my friends one whom is an author and they both loved the book. the details the book offers are priceless. beautiful illustrations . easy to read. a+ .

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