Daily Life in Victorian EnglandBook - 2009
From the Publisher: What was life really like in Victorian England during its transition from provincial society into modern urban power? 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 fox hunting, and the importance of religion.
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009
Edition: 2nd edition
Characteristics: xv, 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Victorian England
Call Number: 941.081 MIT