Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Such an insight into the ways of life in another time; a time when not only everything was so much more work, but a time when propriety reigned.
This book takes us through the house, room by room and what it meant to live in Victorian times. I learned so much about their lives and how mistaken Americans have been about some things, such as what we call "High Tea".
A book to make one grateful for all of our energy saving and time saving ways of life today, but also one to ponder at the hard working souls who came before us.
Includes explanations of meal servings and table settings, the ways various rooms were used and why, the sickroom and death and funeral and mourning customs. A great look into woman's roles and how men formed them.
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