Attar, Dena. Introduction to A Bibliography of Household Books Published in Britain, 1800-1914, pp. 11-59. London: Prospect Books, 1987.
Full-length bibliography. Introduction surveys the major types of household manuals and instruction books published during the nineteenth century; outlines major subject areas and common themes.
Armstrong, Nancy. “The Rise of the Domestic Woman.” In The Ideology of Conduct: Essays on Literature and the History of Sexuality, edited by Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse, pp. 96-141. New York: Methuen, 1987.
Discusses the history...
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