Mrs. Beeton's Cookery Book and Household Guide

Author: Isabella Mary Beeton

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602068798

Category: Reference

Page: 308

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Isabella Mary Beeton was the 19th century's Martha Stewart, and she is responsible for organizing the rules of domestic life into the first easy-to-follow guide. Includes recipes for all different types of food and beverages, as well as tips on table decoration and the proper arrangement of a functional kitchen.

Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management

Abridged edition

Author: Isabella Beeton

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605417

Category: Fiction

Page: 672

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'As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with the mistress of a house.' A founding text of Victorian middle-class identity, Household Management is today one of the great unread classics. Over a thousand pages long, and written when its author was only 22, it offered highly authoritative advice on subjects as diverse as fashion, child-care, animal husbandry, poisons, and the management of servants. To the modern reader expecting stuffy moralizing and watery vegetables, Beeton's book is a revelation: it ranges widely across the foods of Europe and beyond, actively embracing new food stuffs and techniques, mixing domestic advice with discussions of science, religion, class, industrialism and gender roles. Alternately fashionable and frugal, anxious and blusteringly self-confident, Household Management highlights the concerns of the ever-expanding Victorian middle-class at a key moment in its history. The abridged edition does justice to its high status as a cookery book, while also suggesting ways of approaching this massive, hybrid text as a significant document of social and cultural history. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Mrs Beeton's Household Management

Author: Isabella Beeton,Mrs. Beeton (Isabella Mary)

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781840222685

Category: Cooking, English

Page: 1109

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Isabella Beeton's Book of Household Management is both an entertaining curiosity and an important social document, providing an invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a Victorian household.

The Book of Household Management

Comprising Information for the Mistress, Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-maid, Butler, Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under House Maids, Lady's-maid, Maid-of-all-work, Laundry-maid, Nurse and Nurse-maid, Monthly, Wet, and Sick Nurses, Etc. Etc. : Also, Sanitary, Medical, and Legal Memoranda : with a History of the Origin, Properties, and Uses of All Things Connected with Home Life and Comfort

Author: Mrs. Beeton (Isabella Mary)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Child care

Page: 1112

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