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How to be a Victorian : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Victorian life

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First American edition.

Ruth Goodman believes in getting her hands dirty. 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, this charming, illustrative work 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 here. How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiably curious.

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Naples Library 941.08 GOO (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52124300295859
Available
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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo 941.08 GOO (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52150300343100
Checked out
11/30/2020
Walworth-Seely Public Library 941.08 Goodman (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52129300855271
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