Julie E. Fromer

Julie E. Fromer teaches at Corning Community College in Corning, New York.

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A Necessary Luxury · Tea in Victorian England
By Julie E. Fromer

Tea drinking in Victorian England was a pervasive activity that, when seen through the lens of a century’s perspective, presents a unique overview of Victorian culture. Tea was a necessity and a luxury; it was seen as masculine as well as feminine; it symbolized the exotic and the domestic; and it represented both moderation and excess.

“This book is a genuine tour de force.”

Deborah Denenholz Morse, author of Women in Trollope’s Palliser Novels