What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist: Daily Life in 19th Century England
Author: Daniel Pool Retail Price: $17.00 Our Price: $15.30
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This fascinating, lively guide clarifies the sometimes bizarre maze of rules, regulations, and customs that governed everyday life in Victorian England. Author Daniel Pool provides countless intriguing details (did you know that the 'plums' in Christmas plum pudding were actually raisins?) on the Church of England, sex, Parliament, dinner parties, country house visiting, and a host of other aspects of nineneenth-century English life - both 'upstairs' and 'downstairs.' An illuminating glossary gives at a glance the meaning and significance of terms ranging from 'ague' to 'wainscoting,' the specifics of the currency system, and a lively host of other details and curiosities of the day.