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Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England Nineteenth century Britain was then the world s most prosperous nation, yet Victorians would bury meat in earth and wring sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands Such drudgery was routine for the parents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been Following the daily life of a middle class Victorian house from room to room from childbirth in the master bedroom through the kitchen, scullery, dining room, and parlor, all the way to the sickroom Judith Flanders draws on diaries, advice books, and other sources to resurrect an age so close in time yet so alien to our ownillustrations,pages of color


About the Author: Judith Flanders

Judith Flanders was born in London, England, in 1959 She moved to Montreal, Canada, when she was two, and spent her childhood there, apart from a year in Israel in 1972, where she signally failed to master Hebrew.After university, Judith returned to London and began working as an editor for various publishing houses After this 17 year misstep, she began to write and in 2001 her first book, A Circle of Sisters, the biography of four Victorian sisters, was published to great acclaim, and nominated for the Guardian First Book Award In 2003, The Victorian House 2004 in the USA, as Inside the Victorian Home received widespread praise, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards History Book of the Year In 2006 Consuming Passions, was published Her most recent book, The Invention of Murder, was published in 2011.Judith also contributes articles, features and reviews for a number of newspapers and magazines.



10 thoughts on “Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England

  1. Amy Amy says:

    This book taught me that Oh My GOD, I was SO born in the right century I picked this book up in the gift shop of the Fricke Museum in NYC last summer and couldn t put it down It is fascinating how women back in the day coped with all that house cleaning No wonder so many of them claimed to be delicate I would, too, if washing a load of laundry took two back breaking days Heck, I AM too delicate for that kind of work Butthan just informing the reader of the daily chores, this book g This book taught me


  2. Julie Julie says:

    If you re in the mood to spend a little time in the bedrooms and drawing rooms, and washrooms, and kitchens of mostly middle class Victorians, this book will satisfy every curiosity, right down to the smalls Your smalls, by the way, would have been white if you were a real lady, because only women of loose morals would have worn colourful underclothes This is the sort of delightful trivia you will find in this very engaging book a cultural dalliance within a very rustic era Despit If you re in the mood to spe


  3. Katie Lumsden Katie Lumsden says:

    A really interesting book, brilliantly written and thoroughly engaging I learnt so much from this my only criticism would be that it focuses very much on the urban middle class house, rather than the wide variety of Victorian homes.


  4. Gail Carriger Gail Carriger says:

    I wanted to love this book I wanted it to be useful and a wonderful reference for writing about the Victorian era Don t get me wrong, it is certainly full of extremely useful information but that information is impossible to access it is so badly organized Most of the time I just find it unbelievably frustrating.For one thing, there is no glossary so the reader is left to intuit the difference, for example, between a parlor and a drawing room The index, while present, is not at all extensive I wanted to love this book I wa


  5. Melinda Melinda says:

    Ever wonder how the Victorians actually lived This book uses the house plan as a method to show how life was lived in each room Fascinating so far, and I ve only gotten about 25 pages in I cannot overemphasize what an enjoyable book this was to read The author has taken books that were written by the great writers of the Victorian era Charles Dickens, Beatrix Potter, Charles Darwin, John Ruskin , diaries and letters that they wrote, advertisements from Ever wonder how the Victorians actually lived This book uses the house plan as


  6. Emma Deplores larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Censorship Emma Deplores larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk Censorship says:

    This is an engaging and informative survey of daily and home life for the middle classes in Victorian England It is organized by rooms of the house, but the author uses each room as a segue to discuss various aspects of Victorian life the nursery leads us to childrearing and the education of girls the scullery, to the lives and expectations of servants the morning room, to the etiquette of paying calls The author pulls from diaries, letters, memoirs, official records and even novels to pain This is an engaging and informative survey of


  7. Jae Jae says:

    So this is a book basically designed and written specifically for me, if ever one was It s a cultural history of middle class Victorians, looking at what daily life was like for them by moving room by room through a typical house Each chapter focuses on a different room, describing not only what was in the room but also the type of activities that happened in the room, sometimes with less than obvious links of course the kitchen chapter looks at the types of food people ate, but for instance So this is a book basically designed and written spe


  8. Carol Carol says:

    What an interesting read I couldn t put it down The Victorians brought the idea of home to the forefront in a new way They separated their world into a public sphere work and a private sphere domesticity The Victorian home was a refuge from commercial life with morals, and guidelines to protect the soul Rooms were no longer multiple purposed as in the 18th century, each had a different function.Flanders goes through the Victorian home room by room, discussing everything historically a What an interesting read I couldn t put it down The Victorians bro


  9. Kellie Kellie says:

    I ll open with the fact that I m not a very eloquent or thorough reviewer That being said, this book takes one through each room of the middle upper middle class Victorian home and explains in great detail what each specific room is used for Sound dry Not one bit, as we also learn a great deal about the relationship between Victorian family members as well I thoroughly enjoyed this read and the significant other read it also with much vigor and his main reading material consists of partic I ll open with the fact that I m not a very eloquent or thorough revi


  10. Wealhtheow Wealhtheow says:

    A masterful survey of the details of day to day life in Victorian England, with particular focus on London and the middle class The author draws on medical texts, advertisements, diaries, letters, and even fiction to describe the quotidian drudgery, dirt, and mentality of that time and place The past really does seem to be a different country the assumptions that wearing something because you liked it was strange and antisocial, that children needed bland food and few vegetables, that liking A masterful survey of the details of day to day life in Victorian England


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