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Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management Paperback – December 23, 2011
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There are sections from everything from how much to pay your servants and what their duties are, to how a Lady of a house should dress and conduct herself. The parts about how to cope with and please her husband - even in the case of what we would now think of as abuse - make it all too clear how fragile are what we think of as women's rights.
The parts on what she is expected to do, while at home, or socializing, or the actual work that needs to be done or (if lucky) supervised, make me glad that I live now and have technology, and that things are so much more relaxed.
I am not all the way through this yet, but the book is so much fun for both of us that I am writing this to recommend it, if you have a turn for things out of history. And I do recommend this one, not the abridged edition.