Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management (Oxford
An almost forgotten classic though a founding text of Victorian middle-class identity,Mrs.
Beeton's Book of Household Management is a volume of insight and common sense. Written by
what one might now describe as a Victorian Martha Stewart, the book offers advice on fashion,
child-care, animal husbandry, poisons, and the management of servants. To the modern reader
expecting stuffy verbosity or heavy moralizing, Beeton's book is a revelation: it explores the
foods of Europe and beyond, suggesting new food stuffs and techniques, mixing domestic advice
with discussions of science, religion, class, industrialism and gender roles. Alternately frugal and
fashionable, anxious and self confident, the book highlights the concerns of the growing
Victorian middle-class at a key moment in its history. This abridged edition serves as a cookery
book, while documenting a significant aspect of Victorian social and cultural history.
"Mrs. Beeton's cookery book" 2009-03-21
By Mrs. T. M. KITCHEN (Sleaford, England)
This book is fascenating, full of all sorts of information and cooking recipes from days gone by.
It will take me awhile to go through it, and I am sure much of the information will be used and
I bought one for my girlfriend and one for my daughter both back in Oregon, USA.
By Karen Thorne (new york)
this is by far one of the most well-received gifts i given to people - especially if they're Virgos!
It's real, and it takes you back to another time, when you have to know the proper way to treat
servants, dye wool, and boil beef for a sick person. actually, i've tried some of the recipes, and
they're not bad -especailly the cakes.
"Timeless Advice" 2007-04-04
By Marina Kushner (SCR Books)
Take a trip back in time and delve into the tips in this book, which are still valid today.
"wonderful book" 2007-03-31
By Peggy Miller (Akron, NY USA)
This is just a wonderful travel back in time. Such timely advice that it can still be applied today.
"A must for the Victorian fetishist" 2006-07-08
By Laura M. Antoniou (Flushing, NY USA)
Anyone who fetishizes the Victorian life as a model for living should own this book, either in the
facsimile edition or the Oxford abridged version.