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A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain - A Social History of Queen Victoria's Reign
Title:
A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain - A Social History of Queen Victoria's Reign
Paterson, Michael
$18.00
The Victorian era has dominated the popular imagination like no other period, but these myths and stories also give a very distorted view of the 19th century. The early Victorians were much stranger that we usually imagine, and their world would have felt very different from our own and it was only during the long reign of the Queen that a modern society emerged in unexpected ways. Using character portraits, events, and key moments Paterson brings the real life of Victorian Britain alive - from the lifestyles of the aristocrats to the lowest ranks of the London slums. This includes the right way to use a fan, why morning visits were conducted in the afternoon, what the Victorian family ate and how they enjoyed their free time, as well as the Victorian legacy today - convenience food, coffee bars, window shopping, mass media, and celebrity culture...
Second hand Paperback
Stock: 
1
ISBN: 
9781784162054
SKU:
101419