How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life (Used Book)
Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR
A â€śrevelatoryâ€ť (Wall Street Journal) romp through the intimate details of Victorian life, by an historian who has cheerfully endured them all.Lauded by critics, How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiably curious, the â€śthe cheapest time-travel machine youâ€™ll findâ€ť (NPR). Readers have fallen in love with Ruth Goodman, an historian who believes in getting her hands dirty. Drawing on her own firsthand adventures living in re-created Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as our bustling guide to nineteenth-century life. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work â€śimagines the Victorians as intrepid survivorsâ€ť (New Republic) of the most perennially fascinating era of British history. From lacing into a corset after a round of calisthenics to slipping opium to the little ones, Goodmanâ€™s account of Victorian life â€śmakes you feel as if you could pass as a nativeâ€ť (The New Yorker).