How to Be A Victorian
A Dawn-to-dusk Guide to Victorian LifeBook - 2014
Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as our bustling and fanciful guide to nineteenth-century life. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, she celebrates the ordinary lives of the most perennially fascinating era of British history. From waking up to the rapping of a "knocker-upper man" on the window pane to lacing into a corset after a round of calisthenics, from slipping opium to the little ones to finally retiring to the bedroom for the ideal combination of "love, consideration, control and pleasure," the weird, wonderful, and somewhat gruesome intricacies of Victorian life are vividly rendered.
Publisher: New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, 2014
Edition: First American edition
Branch Call Number: 941.08 G623H 2014
Characteristics: 458 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm