Consuming Passions - Judith Flanders

HarperPress This is ambitious social history of Victorian times and the growth of leisure and pleasure in the country. The book is certainly authoritative as it traces the way the ever-active Victorians turned leisure into an industry. It shows the demand

HarperPress

This is ambitious social history of Victorian times and the growth of leisure and pleasure in the country.

The book is certainly authoritative as it traces the way the ever-active Victorians turned leisure into an industry.

It shows the demands of the public in their pursuit of leisure and those ready to provide such pastimes in, obviously, the pursuit of profit.

Here we had a time which really was the coming of age of the middle-class when so much became available.