24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
on 15 April 2008
This is the same book as 'The Victorian House' by Judith Flanders. It has been retitled, probably for the American market, but this is not explained on the website and is therefore misleading. I bought it thinking it was a new work - perhaps in more detail - so have had to return it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 22 November 2009
This is a very disappointing book, particularly as the spellings are American & so I think it must have been created for the American market. Although a lot of research seems to have been done, there are important omissions, such as details about the parlour. It is also quite a biased view as it dwells mainly on the upper classes & not the poorer working class. I am old enough to have known people who lived in these times & would consider that this is a very sanitised view. Life was very hard for most working class people & they did not have any 'mod cons'.
I would not recommend this book.
on 18 March 2014
This is an excellent book. I think that Judith Flanders' research is very good indeed as is the final edition of her books. I purchased this book on the strength of having read 'The Victorian City' and, although I have not finished reading 'Inside the Victorian Home', I am finding it to be equally enjoyable and informative.