Victorian Diaries: The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women

Victorian Diaries The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women A fascinating collection of diary entries and photographs offering us a unique insight into the lives and times of ordinary Victorians We witness life inside a hospital through the diary entires of a

  • Title: Victorian Diaries: The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women
  • Author: Heather Creaton
  • ISBN: 9781840003598
  • Page: 434
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A fascinating collection of diary entries and photographs, offering us a unique insight into the lives and times of ordinary Victorians We witness life inside a hospital through the diary entires of a patient the difficult decisions faced by a clergyman acting as charitable provider a couple s grief at being parted by the war in India a young woman s fears for her erraA fascinating collection of diary entries and photographs, offering us a unique insight into the lives and times of ordinary Victorians We witness life inside a hospital through the diary entires of a patient the difficult decisions faced by a clergyman acting as charitable provider a couple s grief at being parted by the war in India a young woman s fears for her errant brother and much Victorian Diaries presents the intricacies of ordinary daily lives with clarity and humor, and allows us to share their triumphs, sadnesses, and romances.

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    1. "This morning was rendered eventful by the birth of a son."This book is fantastic. Creaton has taken extracts from 11 diaries, all but one previously unpublished, all from people from different walks of life although there is sometimes overlap -- various diarists mention the same events or famous speakers doing the rounds. Creaton introduces her diarists with a brief biographical note, accompanies them with brief explanations and illustrations where necessary, and ends with a brief history -- I [...]

    2. Interesting insight into the everyday lives of ordinary Victorians. The book features extracts from the diaries of people such as a headmaster, a stonemason, a young single woman, an actor, a newly wed etc. It is full of illustrations and is a great book to dip into to discover how people lived then - what were their daily preoccupations and how did they express themselves in their own words. I particularly enjoyed the 15 year old schoolboy whose diary entries cover his last days at school, his [...]

    3. I love reading first hand accounts. This is a collection of diary excepts from the Victorian age. They allow you go get a feel of how people went about their daily lives and what they thought abuot things.

    4. I read this book for research for a Victorian gothic horror novel I'm writing. It really answered some of my questions and the diaries were interesting each in their own ways.

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