This Victorian Life

  • by Sarah A. Chrisman
  • Narrated by Laural Merlington
  • 11 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

We all know that the best way to study a foreign language is to go to a country where it's spoken, but can the same immersion method be applied to history? How do interactions with antique objects influence perceptions of the modern world?
From Victorian beauty regimes to 19th-century bicycles, custard recipes to taxidermy experiments, oil lamps to an ice box, Sarah and Gabriel Chrisman decided to explore 19th-century culture and technologies from the inside out. Even the deepest aspects of their lives became affected, and the more immersed they became in the late Victorian era, the more aware they grew of its legacies permeating the 21st century.
In her first book, Victorian Secrets, Chrisman recalled the first year she spent wearing a Victorian corset 24/7. In This Victorian Life, Chrisman picks up where Secrets left off and documents her complete shift into living as though she were in the 19th century.

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Way too opinionated.

Why can't you love something without slamming everyone else? The writer's ego ruined all else.
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- MandSWinOK

I thought I had heard the WORST narrator on audible but then there was this one...

The book is interesting and intriguing even if it is full of every simile you could possibly come up with. By the time there was 2 or 3 hours left I was bored with it - even still I don't feel like it was a waste of time. I appreciate this woman's ability to not care what others may think and pursue a passion. My biggest gripe is with the narrator. I wanted to rip my ears off just so I wouldn't have to listen to her voice and plethora of mispronounced words.
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- Emily

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-24-2015
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio