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Daily life in Victorian England / Sally Mitchell.

Author/creator Mitchell, Sally, 1937-
Format Book and Print
Edition2nd edition.
Publication InfoWestport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
Descriptionxv, 336 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Supplemental Content Table of contents only
Series The Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series, 1080-4749
Greenwood Press "Daily life through history" series. ^A466705
Contents Preface -- Chronology: Chief events of the Victorian age in England -- Introduction: the Victorians and their world -- 1: Brief history of Victorian England -- 2: 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: 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 -- Appendix: Victorian research and resources -- Glossary -- For further reading -- Index.
Abstract 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.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN 2008031363
ISBN9780313350344 (alk. paper)
ISBN0313350345 (alk. paper)

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