The five volumes of this collection focus on various aspects of family life. Drawing on rare printed sources and archival material, this collection will provide a balanced, contextualized picture of family life, during a period of intense social change. It will appeal to scholars of social history, gender studies and the long nineteenth century.



part |118 pages

Guidance and Ideals

chapter |11 pages

‘Mrs. John Clayton’ (1846)

chapter |18 pages

The Family Friend ([c. 1852]), excerpts

chapter |12 pages

‘Marriage’ (1861)

chapter |15 pages

‘Mothers’ Meetings’ (1911)

chapter |26 pages

Marriage and Divorce (1911)

part |150 pages

Threats and Anxieties

chapter |14 pages

‘Fine Feathers’ (1881)