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A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England Paperback – December 30, 2008

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (December 30, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0821418297
  • ISBN-13: 978-0821418291
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 5.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,435,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"This book is a genuine tour de force." - Deborah Denenholz Morse, author of Women in Trollope's Palliser Novels"

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Julie E. Fromer teaches at Corning Community College in Corning, New York.

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This is a good book for those interested in history. I ended up returning this book because it was not what I was looking for at the time. I wanted a recipe book plus some background information. This is a very good, detailed, scholarly, historical treatise on the use of tea, ceremonies developed for and surrounding tea, and the social ramifications of tea (beverage and ceremonies) in Victorian England. For the history buff this would be a great read. For my purposes at the time I bought and returned it, it was not what I needed.
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