Julie E. Fromer teaches at Corning Community College in Corning, New York.
Listed in: Social History · Victorian Studies · History · British History · European History
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