Victorian Aspirations: The Life and Labour of Charles and Mary Booth, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Victorian Aspirations

The Life and Labour of Charles and Mary Booth, 1st Edition

By Belinda Norman-Butler

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254 pages | 14 B/W Illus.

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First published in 1972, Victorian Aspirations is the story of the personal struggles and achievements of Charles and Mary Booth, as remembered by their families and as revealed in private family papers, especially in their letters to each other. Charles Booth started his investigations into the social conditions of the English lower classes at the critical moment in the history of social reform. From this work, he produced Life and Labour of the People in London, a comprehensive and instructive account of the condition of the London poor. All seventeen volumes were carefully revised and corrected by his wife Mary.

This book reveals a detailed and fascinating picture of the way of life of the late Victorian intelligentsia and provides interesting glimpses of many well-known figures of English public life who were relatives and friends of the Booths, such as Macaulay and the Webbs. It will be of particular interest to students of Victorian social history.

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; 1. Macaulays and Potters 1768-1867 2. The Booths of Liverpool 1749-1871 3. Charles and Mary 1871-1879 4. Mary and Beatrice 1879—1885 5. The Crucial Year 1885-1886 6. Entente Cordiale 1886-1889 7. The Rift 1889-1891 8. The Common Task 1891-1903 9. The Daily Round 1891-1903 10. High Tide 1903-1912 11. Absens Adsis 1912-1920 12. Gracedieu 1920-1939; Appendices; Bibliography; Family Trees; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: The Victorian World

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS037060
HISTORY / Modern / 19th Century
HIS054000
HISTORY / Social History