Monthly Archives: November 2014

Bad East Lynne Covers

You guys have been really patient with me not posting a regularly as I am supposed to, so I would like to reward that patience with another few installments of BAD VICTORIAN BOOK COVERS (See: Pride and Prejudice, Jane Eyre, … Continue reading

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Dining Advice

I've done previous posts full of early nineteenth-century aristocratic advice about how to live, including how to raise your children, how to be attractive, how to court and marry, how to party, how an aristocratic family should operate, and how … Continue reading

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Child-Rearing Advice

Hey, all, here is my next post full of delicious 1830s aristocratic advice about how to do EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN (including previous posts on how to be hot, how to court and marry, how to party, how an aristocratic … Continue reading

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Beauty Advice

Today we will be looking at 1820s-1840s aristocratic beauty tips. Previous posts on this blog have included how to court and marry, how to party, how an aristocratic family should operate, and how to stay (fashionably) healthy. So if you’re … Continue reading

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White Elephant

I realized the other day that I didn't know the origin of this phrase and, as with most things in my life, it turned out to be (vaguely) Victorian. According to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, a White Elephant … Continue reading

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Romance Advice

You know the drill! Below are quotations from 1820s-1840s texts giving advice about how the upper classes do all sorts of things. Today we’re focusing on how they have sex, flirt, court, and marry. Previous posts include how to party, … Continue reading

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Party Advice

As you all probably know by now, I’m doing a series of posts on this genre of books called the silver fork novels. Previous posts on health and family are linked here. Today let’s talk about how aristocrats from the … Continue reading

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