Daily Life in Victorian England, 2nd Edition

  • Sally Mitchell
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  • ISBN-10: 0313350353
  • ISBN-13: 9780313350351
  • DDC: 941.081
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 336 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released April 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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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.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Editorial Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Chronology: Chief Events of the Victorian Age in England.
Introduction: The Victorians and Their World.
1: A Brief History of Victorian England.
2: The Foundations of Daily Life: Class, Tradition, and Money.
3: Working Life.
4: Technology, Science, and the Urban World.
5: Official Life: Government and the Law.
6: The Material Substance of Private Life: House, Food, and Clothes.
7: Family and Social Rituals.
8: Education.
9: Health and Medicine.
10: Leisure and Pleasure: Holidays, Sports, and Recreation.
11: Faith and Works: Religion and Reform.
12: Victorian Morality.
13: England and Empire.
Victorian Research and Resources.
Further Reading.
About the Author.