Title The Victorian Girl and the Feminine Ideal
Book Condition Good
Jacket Condition Good
Size 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Publisher London and Canberra Croom Helm 1982
0856649139 / 9780856649134
Seller ID 005684
Black hardcover with title in gilt on spine. Condition: Good, with very light shelfwear to covers. Previous owners name on front endpaper, no other inscriptions. Binding sound. Dustjacket condition: Good, with light shelfwear and light sunning to spine. 223pp. The concept of family was of paramount importance to the Victorian middle-classes, and within that concept the role of mother and daughter was clearly defined. This study examines the assumptions that underlay the education and upbringing of Victorian middle-class girls and attempts to relate them to actual experience as revealed in the biographies of individual Victorian women. At the same time, it considers the ways in which gender roles are learnt and accepted in theory and reality.