Foto de l'autor
3 obres 3,397 Membres 51 Ressenyes

Sobre l'autor

Inclou el nom: Daniel Pool

Obres de Daniel Pool

Etiquetat

Coneixement comú

Data de naixement
1948
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
USA
País (per posar en el mapa)
USA
Llocs de residència
New York, New York, USA
Educació
Brandeis University (PhD)
Columbia Law School (JD)
Professions
lawyer

Membres

Ressenyes

This book was a great disappointment to me. It was one that I've been wanting to read ever since I first heard of it, but it did not live up to expectations at all. The chatty and interesting title of the book led me to believe that the work itself would charm, which it did not. It was tedious and dry, and certainly more of a reference book than a study of social history. I will keep it on a shelf with my other reference books, but I don't see getting a lot of use out of it.
½
 
Marcat
ahef1963 | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | May 5, 2024 |
I read this really slowly...over the course of this entire year, in fact. I really enjoyed all the information and plan to keep it handy since it offers a wonderful glossary in the back to aid me in my Victorian Reading Challenge this year. In fact, I plan to go back right away and read the chapter on the church again now that I've visited several and spent some time learning more about the Church of England.

Some fun take-aways:

It was interesting reading about apprenticeships and the laws regarding them.

The laws about dead bodies cracked me up: "Strangely enough, the law was not harsh on people having bodies, unexplained, in their possession, but if the bodies had graveclothes on them, the punishment was seven years' transportation."

I'll update more after rereading a few chapters...
… (més)
 
Marcat
classyhomemaker | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Dec 11, 2023 |
Great book, but I can't read anymore of it: too many spoilers for books I want to read eventually.
 
Marcat
judeprufrock | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Jul 4, 2023 |
This book was a little silly compared to some of the other, more immersive books that I've read on the subject of daily life and customs in 19th century England. It's more like a books of facts rather than a book that follows a narrative. I think it would definitely be handy to have around as a reference for when you are reading literature from this time period.
 
Marcat
JessicaReadsThings | Hi ha 48 ressenyes més | Dec 2, 2021 |

Llistes

Potser també t'agrada

Estadístiques

Obres
3
Membres
3,397
Popularitat
#7,502
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
51
ISBN
8

Gràfics i taules