How was the activity of walking viewed |
in Victorian England? Were there specific
views on women walking alone?
Would Bessie have been a real nurse, |
a governess or a housekeeper or all three?
What role did such women play in family life?
What were the dining habits of the Victorians? |
What social significance did entertaining guests have?
What kind of Victorian families would have |
had a drawing-room? Which class? How much
income? How big would such houses have been?
What kind of books|
were being read
and which would
have been owned?
What were the rates
What level of literacy |
would most girls have
had in Victorian England?
How were women readers
perceived, both by others
and by themselves? Was
reading ever a political
or transgressive act?
Did this book exist, and if so, how many |
copies were sold, who published it, and
what cultural connotations could it have
for a reader contemporary to this text?
How much was known at the time about these |
countries and places? What views were held
and how accurate were they?