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Daily Life in Victorian London: An Extraordinary Anthology By Lee Jackson,

  • Title: Daily Life in Victorian London: An Extraordinary Anthology
  • Author: Lee Jackson
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This anthology has one simple goal to give the reader a flavour of how life was lived in Victorian London, through the words of the Victorians themselves It is not a comprehensive study but I have revisited an archive of ten years reading and research nineteenth century diaries, newspapers, magazines, memoirs, guidebooks in an attempt to include as many diverse aThis anthology has one simple goal to give the reader a flavour of how life was lived in Victorian London, through the words of the Victorians themselves It is not a comprehensive study but I have revisited an archive of ten years reading and research nineteenth century diaries, newspapers, magazines, memoirs, guidebooks in an attempt to include as many diverse aspects of Victorian life as possible There is, I must admit, a certain bias in my choice of material I concentrate on the poor and middle class Queen Victoria is glimpsed at a distance, in Hyde Park MPs and members of the aristocracy appear as the patrons of charities but this is a book about the everyday It may seem presumptuous to call this an extraordinary anthology yet it is the extraordinary details of daily life in the Great Metropolis that continue to fascinate me My only wish is that the reader may share my enthusiasm.Lee Jackson2011
    Daily Life in Victorian London An Extraordinary Anthology This anthology has one simple goal to give the reader a flavour of how life was lived in Victorian London through the words of the Victorians themselves It is not a comprehensive study but I have rev

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    1. I was highly tempted to write this review in the style of a Victorian letter, highly tempted, but was unable to come up with a good enough name for the internet Circle of Information for Mankind just doesn t have the same ring to it, so I desisted.So back, instead, to Mr Jackson s wonderful book.And wonderful it is Many if not most reference books are tricky things, dry, creaky tomes that need to be waded through, and wade through you must to extract the information, even as your eyes blur, your [...]

    2. This book is a fruitful archive of personal diaries, newspaper magazine articles, letters both official and private, and other historical records, all of which portray a glimpse of the everyday life of the Victorian Londoners the poor, the middles class, and the middlings in between minus the poshness of Downton Abbey In this book, the reader will peep into many lives of different folks, kinds of job they had, the work conditions, and the places they went for recreations on holidays, and feel em [...]

    3. I ve been reading this one on and off for about eighteen months I think I picked it up after reading the Crimson Petal and the White, as I was inspired by the Victorian era As the book is in small, neat chapters an encyclopedia of Victorian anecdotes it was very easy to pick up and put down again, fill in a spare moment here or there.The content is made up of a collection of articles, letters and chapters from various places, all relating to matters of Victorian London Set out alphabetically, we [...]

    4. I love the idea, I feel informed, and I appreciated that the passages were of the entertaining readable variety than a lot of Victorian era writing appears to our modern sensibilities However, I have an ingrained aversion to cherry picked primary sources that do not convey the full context or breadth of opinion in Victorian society For instance, it makes me uneasy that there was were several commentaries on working women by Arthur Munby a man who had some unique and unorthodox views on the sub [...]

    5. I ve been a fan of Lee Jackson s Victorian London website for years In this anthology, he s pulled together some of the most fascinating bits of Victorian life for us to read The original sources are quite varied, as are the topics The book is arranged in alphabetical order, from Advertising Bills to Zuleilah, so if you want to know about Coffee Houses, Gambling, Lodgings, Make Up, the Mesmeric Infirmary, Penny Dreadfuls, Public Toilets, St James s Park, Telegraphic Paralysis, or Vitriol Throwin [...]

    6. This is an anthology for the Kindle compiled by Lee Jackson, proprietor of the website The Victorian Dictionary, which anyone who has some interest in either Victoriana or London will surely have stumbled on at some time or another.If you have visited the website, you ll know what a great resource it is, and you won t be surprised to hear that Jackson has compiled an anthology full of curious and interesting snippets about such subjects as a B meeting, a baby show, a balloon ride, bar maids, bat [...]

    7. From advertising to Zuleilah, this compendium of contemporary letters, essays, advices, newspaper articles, and advertisements, reveal glimpses of what ordinary life was like for the inhabitants of Victorian London I particularly liked that all the entries are taken from original sources I love Victorian literature and history, so I was familiar with many of the topics I delighted with the topics that were new to me This book is a must for any writer of historical fiction or steampunk set in Vic [...]

    8. I ve always been fascinated by life in Britain during the Victorian era Fiction only takes one so far in understanding what daily life was actually like, especially for the middle and lower classes This book is an excellent survey.It consists exclusively of diary entries, letters to newspapers, articles from popular media of the time especially Punch , travelogues and similar writings, thus giving the reader a first hand insight into what people were actually seeing, observing and thinking at th [...]

    9. This book is a anthology of snippets of how life was mainly for the middle class and poor of London during the reign of Queen Victoria It has paragraphs about entertainments, crime, fashion of the era If your looking for a comprehensive guide to the era this isn t it, but the soundbites about each area are very interesting I enjoyed the book and am planning on finding out about the sections that intrigued me.

    10. This is a very interesting anthology of Victorian life in London It contains passages, adverts, pictures, portraits, articles from all sorts of sources, publications and personal memoirs Some of the subjects covered are very unusual like bed bugs and bloomerism, some are really funny and some are absolutely shocking I have never read anything like this before, and I have nothing to regret about the experience, it diffenitely brought Victorian London to Life in words to me.

    11. I love the craziness of the Victorians, and this book did give a broad view of how they saw themselves with various cuttings from diaries, newspaper columns and other pieces of the time At some points it did become a little dry though.

    12. I am loving this book Lee Jackson never fails to bring to world of Victorian London to life Anyone that is interested in what the Victorian Era was really like should read this book.

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