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Life in a Victorian Household

3.41 of 5 stars 3.41  ·  rating details  ·  128 ratings  ·  10 reviews
What was it like to live in a Victorian household? What time did the servants have to get up? What was the food like and who cooked it? How did the clothing differ for the different types of servants? How much did the servants get paid? This fascinating book takes you back in time and shows you what it was really like to live in Victorian times, for those both above and be ...more
ebook, 73 pages
Published September 1st 2011 by History Press (SC) (first published March 1st 2007)
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If you can pick this up for free that is the only way I would bother with this short read. Rambling and disjointed. 1.5 stars
Laura Lee
Could have been much more interesting if it had been fleshed out, had been hoping for some pictures, too. She's written other books, but assume they are all this short, not worth paying for.
History of domesticity

This book is an excellent resource for explaining the running of large manor houses like the fictional Downton Abbey as well as smaller establishments found in the Austen and Bronte period pieces.
Jeff Chapman
Short but interesting read for anyone wanting an introduction to Victorian daily life. Much of the focus is on the servants, either how employers dealt with them or what they did. That in itself says a lot about daily life for wealthy and middle class women of the time. Horn keeps the big picture in focus while providing tidbits of detail drawn from diaries, letters, and period books on household management.
Donna Maguire
An interesting insight to live behind closed doors and what it was really like for the male and female servants in both the large and smaller households.
Victoria Szulc
This is a good basic book on Victorian life. It's a quick, easy read and gives the reader a good idea of what living in that time period was like.
Leigh Ann
I really like those "day in the life" books that give you the details of what regular people did daily.
Meh. Go with Judith Flanders "Inside the Victorian Home" instead.
Fascinating short treatise on domestics in Victorian times
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