Daily Life of Victorian Women

Series: Daily Life
Explores the complexities of the lived experiences of Victorian women in the home, the workplace, and the empire as well as the ideals of womanhood and femininity that developed during the 19th century. * Gives extensive attention to the experiences of working-class women as well as elite women * Examines the connections and seeming contradictions between ideology and experience-for example, why did the Victorian concept of women as the angel in the house remain so powerful if the reality of women's experiences was largely unlike this ideal? * Spotlights topics from recent scholarship on women and imperialism * Provides clear, engaging information for undergraduates and general readers that is easily searchable by topic Includes many primary source selections and illustrations, making it a valuable classroom resource