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The Victorian Woman

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The list author says: "I've begun to study the life of Victorian women and found some great resources. As my research expands I will be adding more titles. I hope this list is helpful."
The Making of Victorian Sexuality
The Making of Victorian Sexuality
Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920 (Women in Culture and Society)
Independent Women: Work and Community for Single Women, 1850-1920 (Women in Culture and Society)
"Just bought this book. I thought I may give it a go because it covers 1850-1920."
The Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette
The Essential Handbook of Victorian Etiquette
"I enjoyed this small little book. I thought the illustrations were funny and found it informative."
Women at Home in Victorian America: A Social History
Women at Home in Victorian America: A Social History
"Excellent book. This is a must have for anyone studying the Victorian Era."
Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing, & Customs (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide)
Fashionable Mourning Jewelry, Clothing, & Customs (Schiffer Book for Collectors with Price Guide)
"LOVE IT! Great pictures and a nice details how how to morn and how funerals were held."
The Victorian Celebration of Death
The Victorian Celebration of Death
Life as a Victorian Lady
Life as a Victorian Lady
"This book appears to be a reprint due out in October. I havent read it yet. I'm going to wait to see what the reviews are."
Victorian London's Middle-Class Housewife: What She Did All Day (Contributions in Women's Studies)
Victorian London's Middle-Class Housewife: What She Did All Day (Contributions in Women's Studies)
"Great book that tells how life for women was during the era."
Diary of a Victorian Lady: Scenes from Her Daily Life by Adelaide Pountney, 1864-5
Diary of a Victorian Lady: Scenes from Her Daily Life by Adelaide Pountney, 1864-5
"This is about a middle class woman from England. The diary is interesting to see how dull women's lives were. Drawings from the young lady's journal were used in the book. Still, the text is hard to read at times."
Civil War Hospital Sketches
Civil War Hospital Sketches
"This is a great account of hospital work done by the nurses during the American Civil War. Alcott gives her unique perspective on things."
The Light of the Home: An Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian Ameri
The Light of the Home: An Intimate View of the Lives of Women in Victorian Ameri
"Not as good as Women at Home, but still an excellent read."
The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed
The Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed
"Packed full of information. A must have."
Victorian Women: A Documentary Account of Women's Lives in Nineteenth-Century England, France, and the United States
Victorian Women: A Documentary Account of Women's Lives in Nineteenth-Century England, France, and the United States
Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (New Americanists)
Sentimental Collaborations: Mourning and Middle-Class Identity in Nineteenth-Century America (New Americanists)
"Another disappointment. I thought it would be about mourning practices instead I got a book of poems and other such nonsense."
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Victorian and Edwardian Fashion: A Photographic Survey (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
"Great pictures. Maybe one day I'll read it."
Death in the Victorian Family
Death in the Victorian Family
"Lame. I thought I was going to get an interesting guide on how the Victorians handled death. Instead I got lame information such as the sages of mourning. Not at all what I had hoped for."
Allison Kyle Leopold's Victorian Keepsake: Select Impressions of Affectionate Regard from the Romantic Nineteenth Century
Allison Kyle Leopold's Victorian Keepsake: Select Impressions of Affectionate Regard from the Romantic Nineteenth Century
"Very pretty pictures and some decent information for beginners. Anyone who is looking for a little more meat might be disappointed with this book."
Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age (MB)
Suffer and Be Still: Women in the Victorian Age (MB)
"A decent book with numerous essays. I wouldn't rank it as one of the must haves though."
The young lady's counsellor, or, Outlines and illustrations of the sphere, the duties and the dangers of young women... / by Daniel Wise.
The young lady's counsellor, or, Outlines and illustrations of the sphere, the duties and the dangers of young women... / by Daniel Wise.
"This is a reprint of the original book written in 1851. Great little book, and since its reprinted, you save a ton of cash. :-)"
American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
American Victorian Costume in Early Photographs (Dover Fashion and Costumes)
Civil War Era Etiquette: Martine's Handbook & Vulgarisms in Conversation
Civil War Era Etiquette: Martine's Handbook & Vulgarisms in Conversation
"Must have for anyone interested in the time period. It has a ton of information in it. Love it!"
Who Wore What?: Women's Wear, 1861-1865
Who Wore What?: Women's Wear, 1861-1865
"There is some debate about this book. Some believe the author is correct, some view it as nothing more than a guideline for those who wish to become a Civil War Reenactor. Personally, I thought it was a nice little book with great photographs. Do I agree with the author 100%? No. But its a nice book to have if you like to look at what women wore."
Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State
Prostitution and Victorian Society: Women, Class, and the State
American Victorian Woman: The Myth and the Reality
American Victorian Woman: The Myth and the Reality
"This is another book I just bought. I haven't read it yet, but it sounds promising."
Victorian Entertainment
Victorian Entertainment
"Nice book, but the information in it deals with England and not America."
All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womenhood in Mid-Nineteenth Century America
All-American Girl: The Ideal of Real Womenhood in Mid-Nineteenth Century America