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by Julie E. Fromer

Author: Julie E. Fromer
Subcategory: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Ohio University Press; 1 edition (December 30, 2008)
Pages: 320 pages
Category: Fiction and Literature
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Tea drinking in Victorian England was a pervasive activity that, when seen through the lens of a century’s perspective, presents a. .

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. Fromer demonstrates how tea functions within the literature as an arbiter of taste and middle-class respectability, aiding in the determination of class status and moral position.

In A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England, Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady

In A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England, Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady. She reveals the way in which social identity and character are inextricably connected in Victorian ideology as seen through the ritual of tea.

The great success of the study is the fact that it elaborates so thoroughly and convincingly on novels that can be understood variously to underwrite, play with, or disrupt this vision.

Book Description: 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.

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Download PDF book format. A typically English brew" : Victorian histories of tea and representations of English national identity Mediating class distinctions : the middle-class Englishness of drinking tea "Tea first hand" : gender and middle-class domesticity at the tea table Class, connection, and communitas : Wuthering Heights, North and South, and Alice's adventures in wonderland Gender, sexuality, and the tea table : David Copperfield, Middlemarch, and Orley Farm. Tea drinking, nostalgia, and domestic entrapment : Hester, The portrait of a lady, and Jude the obscure.

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tea in Victorian England. A typically English brew": Victorian histories of tea and representations of English national identity

tea in Victorian England. Published 2008 by Ohio University Press in Athens. A typically English brew": Victorian histories of tea and representations of English national identity. Mediating class distinctions: the middle-class Englishness of drinking tea. "Tea first hand": gender and middle-class domesticity at the tea table. Class, connection, and communitas: Wuthering Heights, North and South, and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Gender, sexuality, and the tea table: David Copperfield, Middlemarch, and Orley Farm.

Tea drinking in Victorian England was a pervasive activity that, when seen through the lens of a century's perspective .

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 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. Tea was flexible enough to accommodate and to mark subtle differences in social status, to mediate these differences between individuals, and to serve as a shared cultural symbol within England. In A Necessary Luxury: Tea in Victorian England, Julie E. Fromer analyzes tea histories, advertisements, and nine Victorian novels, including Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Wuthering Heights, and Portrait of a Lady. Fromer demonstrates how tea functions within the literature as an arbiter of taste and middle-class respectability, aiding in the determination of class status and moral position. She reveals the way in which social identity and character are inextricably connected in Victorian ideology as seen through the ritual of tea. Drawing from the fields of literary studies, cultural studies, history, and anthropology, A Necessary Luxury offers in-depth analysis of both visual and textual representations of the commodity and the ritual that was tea in nineteenth-century England.