Life in the Victorian age

  • 160 Pages
  • 1.68 MB
  • English
Reader"s Digest Association , London
Statement[sole author: Andrew Kerr-Jarrett].
SeriesJourneys into the past
ContributionsReader"s Digest Association.
The Physical Object
Pagination160p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16169578M
ISBN 100276421213

The best books on Life in the Victorian Age recommended by Judith Flanders. History books often focus on big political or economic events, wars and leaders. But there's much to learn from studying the way people lived, and what made the Victorian age both like and unlike our own, as Judith Flanders explains.

In her first book, Victorian Secrets, Chrisman recalled the first year she spent wearing a Victorian corset 24/7. In This Victorian Life, Chrisman picks up where Secrets left off and documents her complete shift into living as though she were in the nineteenth century/5(78).

This is not a book for people who are already knowledgeable on the topic of domestic daily life during the Victorian age in England. Flanders does, however, manage to combine an informative overview with a considerable degree of entertainment value - especially if you read the footnotes, where most of the humour by: Books shelved as victorian-history: Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders, The Invention of Murd.

The Victorian age was the first in which childhood was recognised as a distinct and precious phase in life. Family life, embodied by the young queen, her beloved Albert and their nine children, was idealised.

As in so much else, the Victorians proved to be richly imaginative when it came to entertaining children. In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June until her death on 22 January The era followed the Georgian period and preceded the Edwardian period, and its later half overlaps with the first part Life in the Victorian age book the Belle Époque era of Continental Europe.

In terms of moral sensibilities and political reforms, this period Followed by: Edwardian era. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Original published under the title: Daily life in the Victorian Age. Description: pages. What was life like in Victorian times. Living in the Victorian era was exciting because of all the new inventions and pace of change and progress, but it was a hard time to live in if you didn’t have much money.

Even very young children had to work if their family needed them to. However, life had improved a lot for people by the end of the Victorian era.

In honor of the “life is short” bit, Life in the Victorian age book have come up with a slightly depressing list (don’t worry – I will post a happier one tomorrow). The Victorians were a special breed and this list looks at 10 aspects of life from the Victorian era that are creepy.

Note that the. Victorian era, the period between about andcorresponding roughly to the period of Queen Victoria’s reign (–) and characterized by a class-based society, a growing number of people able to vote, a growing state and economy, and Britain’s status as the most powerful empire in the world.

A neo-Victorian novel full of forbidden romance, mystery, and séances—oh, and Victorian prison life. Possession, A.S. Byatt () A neo-Victorian novel gets romantic: studying Victorian poetry never looked so sexy. We Two: Victoria and Albert, Gillian Gill (). Drawing on a wealth of sources, this volume brings England's Victorian era to life.

Teachers, students, and interested readers can use this resource to examine Victorian life in a multitude of settings, from idyllic country estates to urban slums. Organized for easy reference, the volume provides information about the physical, social, economic, and legal details of daily life in 4/5(5).

But the Victorian Era—the year period from that marked the reign of England’s Queen Victoria—also saw a demise of rural. Document Type: Book: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Previous ed. published as: Daily life in the Victorian age, Includes index.

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The Victorian Age/Peter Chrisp. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN ng and dress—Great Britain—History—19th century. ng and dress—United States—History—19th century. Britain—History—Victoria, –:Victorian Age. GTC57 '—dc 22 File Size: 3MB. Did a second pass at adjusting speed/adding sound on this amazing old footage by Mitchell and Kenyon in North England The first time I uploaded this a year ago I really undercranked the.

A great reference book full of social etiquette and self help for aids to a happy life in the Victorian era. It deals with young ladies and men in matrimony, flirting, trials of life, home amusements, fops and dandies, envy, slander, vanity, fashion, dress, reputation, courage, obstinacy, Ambition, fame, prayer, the conjugal relation and much Rating: % positive.

Corsets, child labor and a mortal fear of masturbation: a wonderfully detailed romp through the “day-to-day reality of life” for Victorian men and spent a year on a “Victorian” farm, among other antiquated kinds, and written about it (co-author:Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills,etc.), English social /5(4).

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.

Victorian literature is literature, mainly written in English, during the reign of Queen Victoria (–) (the Victorian era).It was preceded by Romanticism and followed by the Edwardian era (–).

While in the preceding Romantic period, poetry had been the conquerors, novels were the emperors of the Victorian period.

[clarification needed] Charles Dickens. Victorian Schools Facts for Children Although schools have always been around it wasn’t until the Victorian era that these were improved considerably and available for all children rich and poor.

In a law was passed which made it mandatory for. The third book in the series, Son of the Circus: A Victorian Story, tells the story of Ted, the mixed-race son of Pablo Fanque (the first recorded black circus owner in Britain) and his introduction to life with the circus.

This is a gripping adventure that examines attitudes to race in the Victorian period. Also featured on. A Commonplace Book of Victorian Advice, Wit, and Observations on Life The Victorian era was a time when people expressed themselves skillfully and beautifully, and the writings of that age are a rich legacy from the past.

This little volume is a collection of sentiments on an array of subjects, among them: This Victorian Life, and. The Victorian Age, also called "Age of Empire" is considered one of the most flourishing periods in English Literature, besides being a time of change as far as politics, society and economics are.

A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit treasured up on a purpose for a life beyond." —J.F. Spaunhurst, Writing: "Every new book must have, in the consciousness of its author, a private history that, like the mysteries of romance, would if unfolded have an interest for the reader, and by unveiling the inner life of the.

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The Victorian era was an important time for the development of science and the Victorians had a mission to describe and classify the entire natural Size: 1MB.

The Victorian Age gets its name from Queen Victoria (), who inherited the throne of Great Britain when she was 18 following the death of her uncle William IV in She married Albert (), Prince of Saxe-Coburg Gotha, in A fascinating book for anyone interested in the Victorian era, this book provides a unique glimpse into the Smith house and the lives of the family and servants who live there.

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Richly illustrated with over color photographs and drawings, Daily Life in a Victorian House offers up a slice of history in an inviting, accessible way/5(3).

The Victorian age took its name from Queen Victoria. The Victorian era was the age of progress, stability and great social reforms but in the same time was characterised by poverty, injustice and social unrest (tensioni sociali).

VICTORIAN VALUES. The Victorians were great moralisers. They promoted a code of values based on personal duty, hard work, respectability and charity. This book is a fasicinating account of HOUSE and HOME in the Victorian Age, an era when house and home was synonymous with women.

It is not about Victorian life in general, or its politics, or its by: Deepen your understanding of the great novelist in this revelatory book by his great-great-great granddaughter. Photographs, daguerreotypes, letters and many never-before-seen personal documents from Dickens’ own archives bring to life this extraordinary and complex man, from his difficult childhood to his astounding fame.