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Modern Housewife

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ISBN-10: 1429011696

ISBN-13: 9781429011693

Edition: N/A

Authors: Alexis Soyer, American Housewife Staff

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An English Victorian-era "celebrity chef" Alexis Soyer's "The Modern Housewife" was a best-seller in its time. Aimed a women of the aspiring middle class, it was not simple a book of recipes, but rather a cookbook designed as an epistolary novel. Soyer created fictional characters, Hortence B. and Eloise L., who stood for the values of the era: Hortence was the efficient mistress of a smoothly-run, middle class household, while Eloise was ineffectual and sought Hortence's assistance. Through this conceit, Soyer does manage to include hundreds of recipes that were designed to meet the varying incomes and needs of the multi-faceted, English middle class. This 1850 volume is "Edited by an…    
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Book details

List price: $23.95
Publisher: Applewood Books
Publication date: 7/31/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.86" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English