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 . The Book of Household Management. By. Mrs. Isabella Beeton. Volume 1. Published by the Ex-classics Project, Public Domain. The Book of Household Management. Comprising Information for the. Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper.

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I’ve also found that it’s notes on economy and running an economical iswbella, even a century or more away can still help in making ends meet quite handy when you’re a full-time student in the middle of nowhere and quite accurately shows the developing middle-class in the Victorian times, as well as hints as to how the more well-off handled their homes.

Oxford University Press, Beeton’s work was left. I’d like to invest my tuppence in your bank, sir.

Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management – Wikipedia

I will have you know that this is a Ov broth and is recognised for excellence and wholesomeness as a very close second place to the bouillon, or common soup of France.

The modest virgin, the prudent wife, and the careful matron, are much more serviceable in life than petticoated philosophers, blustering heroines, or virago queens. The book ends with pronouncements on the care and feeding of children and a section on the legal ramifications of husbands, wives, and their households. Almost tempted to use the “cold cure” listed at the back. A Celebrity Deathmatch review. And the milk is off.

The Book of Household Management

Diagram of a slave ship. London and New York: It also elevates the job of a mistress modern housewife to its rightfully high level of importance. Oct 05, Sakkfeminizmus rated it really liked it.


One full-page colour plate pictured illustrated a range of puddings, showing jelly, raspberry cream, a centre dish piled high with fruits, a trifle, and an ornamental flowerpot containing a strawberry plant.

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London, New York, Melbourne: Flat as a tack. Houshold times the Victorian need to bring up God every other word gets annoying, also the areas that talk in ways that are straight up racist are hard to houusehold but a good reminder of the times.

It’s absolutely beautiful, a sturdy hardcover binding with pages that really and truly look like they’re from an old book. Archived from the original on 18 June The Los Angeles Times.

Aug 16, Vicki rated it it was amazing Shelves: This fiction was expressed in one of Arthur Conan Doyle ‘s novels, where a character declares: This page was last edited on 30 Decemberat Nearly two million copies were sold byand it remains in print as of She was also unconventional and strong minded perhaps the result of her upbringing. I have a facsimile of the original, a beautiful hardback book that I randomly read every week or so. Isabella Beetonwas published in 24 parts inand then in book form in Essence of Lemon will remove grease, but will make a spot itself in a few days.

I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife’s badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways. Previously published as a part-work, it was first published as a book in by S. May 17, Amy rated it really liked it. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Originally written during the Victorian era, this book details everything it took to run a household back then.


I enjoyed the social history elements of it, and skipped most of the the recipes to listen to them, but the pure commitment is too much for me right now. Retrieved 1 March Really, it is an interesting super-quick read and one to keep referring to for the recipes, to contrast with today’s versions.

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That for Baroness pudding a suet pudding with a plethora of raisins was given by the Managemetn de Tessier, who lived at Epsom. That, sir, is Kale Brose, made from half an ox-head or cow-heel, a teacupful of toasted oatmeal, salt to taste, 2 handfuls of greens, and 3 quarts of water. The work od both traditional ‘First catch your hare’ and modern all at the same time; the book was written in response to rapidly changing social mechanics, a new breed of people was becoming mainstream, neither obscenely rich nor destitute.

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Retrieved 10 September As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with the mistress of beetkn house.