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WOMEN AND VICTORIAN VALUES, 1837-1910
Advice Books, Manuals and Journals for Women

Part 2: Sources from the Bodleian Library, Oxford

This second part of Women and Victorian Values builds upon the themes established in Part 1.  It offers a further 131 titles documenting women and family life in Victorian and Edwardian Britain, including:

  • The Family Treasury (1853-1855).
  • The Family Manual and Servants guide (1859).
  • Guide for governesses (1875).
  • The woman's book, contains everything a woman ought to know (1911).
  • Beauty and fashion (1890-1891).
  • Women of worth (1859).
  • The Marriage Almanack; & mother's manual: by an English physician (1838).
  • The Marriage Post (1907).
  • Workhouses and women's work (1858).
  • The working-classes, by a daughter of the people (1869).
  • Woman: as she is, and as she should be (1835).
  • Women's Suffrage Record (1903-1906).

The examination of such prescriptive literature is vital to our understanding of changes and developments in femininity and masculinity, the compartmentalisation of many aspects of 19th century life, and trhe delineation of public and private spheres. It will be of value to those interested in Victorian Studies, social history, literature and gender studies.

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