It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of a manuscript must be in want of reference materials.
February 16, 2009 9:40 AM Subscribe
Can you please recommend some books on daily life, home life, and general society in the UK and the US in the 1840s - 1880s for me?
I already have What Jane Austen Ate, and What Charles Dickens Knew
and An Elegant Madness
. It doesn't have to be specifically on daily life- creative nonfiction like Larson's The Devil in the White City
or Johnson's The Ghost Map
are awesome, too.
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