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The Resource This Victorian life : modern adventures in nineteenth-century culture, cooking, fashion, and technology, Sarah A. Chrisman

This Victorian life : modern adventures in nineteenth-century culture, cooking, fashion, and technology, Sarah A. Chrisman

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This Victorian life : modern adventures in nineteenth-century culture, cooking, fashion, and technology
Title
This Victorian life
Title remainder
modern adventures in nineteenth-century culture, cooking, fashion, and technology
Statement of responsibility
Sarah A. Chrisman
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? How do interactions with antique objects influence perceptions of the modern world? From Victorian beauty regimes to nineteenth-century bicycles, custard recipes to taxidermy experiments, oil lamps to an ice box, Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman decided to explore nineteenth-century culture and technologies from the inside out. Even the deepest aspects of their lives became affected, and the more immersed they became in the late Victorian era, the more aware they grew of its legacies permeating the twenty-first century. Most of us have dreamed of time travel, but what if that dream could come true? Certain universal constants remain steady for all people regardless of time or place. No matter where, when, or who we are, humans share similar passions and fears, joys and triumphs. In her first book, Victorian Secrets, Chrisman recalled the first year she spent wearing a Victorian corset 24/7. In This Victorian Life, Chrisman picks up where Secrets left off and documents her complete shift into living as though she were in the nineteenth century
Cataloging source
IDEBK
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
This Victorian life : modern adventures in nineteenth-century culture, cooking, fashion, and technology, Sarah A. Chrisman
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2469154
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A home of a distinct form -- Thanksgiving -- Settling in -- Our new/old city -- The house -- and furnishing it -- Maligned plumbing, a beautiful toilette set, and a surprise visit from a daughter of Arachne -- A detail as fine as a hair -- The brackens -- Ghost stories -- Writing -- The book of household management -- An exotic flavor -- Our daily bread -- Chestnut shrapnel, 'pure evil, ' and a few sweet delights -- A problem that didn't exist in the nineteenth century, and a treat that did -- Portrait -- Communication parallels -- Chatelaine -- Watches -- Science matters and outdoor outings -- Strength and how to obtain it -- An ordinary bicycle -- Woman's cycle -- My first adventure in cycle touring -- Wheeling -- A typical day
Control code
ocn927160380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510700734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 845157
  • 2EBE539C-EEED-441E-94E3-074B7D5EF6DF
System control number
(OCoLC)927160380
Label
This Victorian life : modern adventures in nineteenth-century culture, cooking, fashion, and technology, Sarah A. Chrisman
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2469154
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
A home of a distinct form -- Thanksgiving -- Settling in -- Our new/old city -- The house -- and furnishing it -- Maligned plumbing, a beautiful toilette set, and a surprise visit from a daughter of Arachne -- A detail as fine as a hair -- The brackens -- Ghost stories -- Writing -- The book of household management -- An exotic flavor -- Our daily bread -- Chestnut shrapnel, 'pure evil, ' and a few sweet delights -- A problem that didn't exist in the nineteenth century, and a treat that did -- Portrait -- Communication parallels -- Chatelaine -- Watches -- Science matters and outdoor outings -- Strength and how to obtain it -- An ordinary bicycle -- Woman's cycle -- My first adventure in cycle touring -- Wheeling -- A typical day
Control code
ocn927160380
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781510700734
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 845157
  • 2EBE539C-EEED-441E-94E3-074B7D5EF6DF
System control number
(OCoLC)927160380

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