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     SHADOWS OF THE WORKHOUSE: THE DRAMA OF LIFE IN POSTWAR LONDON
Publisher: PHOENIX
Author(s): JENNIFER WORTH



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     Workhouse
Publisher: Fiction4All
Author(s): V.W. Singer

Young Lady Chastity Fitzhugh was a wealthy heiress. She was also by nature a lover of women and a sexual sadist. However, she was a sadist lacking any victims, since Victorian propriety made any kind of sexual adventure nearly impossible for an unmarried woman. Then she was inspired by the example of the newly reformed Workhouses for the poor, which subjected the inmates to a harsh and draconian regime. There were no equivalent institutions in existence to aid upper class women in financial difficulty, or to provide them with educational opportunities. Inspired by the workhouses, Chastity creates the Lady House, a place of refuge and hope for (attractive) impoverished ladies of good breeding and backgrounds ? provided they committed themselves completely to satisfying Chastity's lustful desires.

Victorian naughtiness, lesbian sex, flagellation and delicious sexual torments await all visitors to the Lady House ? and you are most cordially invited.

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     Dickens and the Workhouse: Oliver Twist and the London Poor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Author(s): Ruth Richardson

It's one of the best known scenes in all of literature--young Oliver Twist, with empty bowl in hand, asking "Please Sir. I want some more." In Dickens and the Workhouse, historian Ruth Richardson recounts how she discovered the building that was quite possibly the model for the workhouse in Dickens' classic novel. Indeed, Richardson reveals that Dickens himself lived only a few doors down from this notorious building--once as a child and once again as a young journalist. This book offers a colorful portrait of London in Dickens' time, looking at life in the streets and in the workhouse itself. Illustrated with maps, documents, photos, and illustrations, this fascinating book provides an engaging blend of history, biography and literary criticism, rooted in hitherto largely unexplored historical sources, in Dickens' own fiction and journalism, and in works of biography and criticism. Richardson's discovery made headlines worldwide. Published on the 200th anniversary of Dickens' birth, Dickens and the Workhouse offers an intriguing glimpse of one of the great literary figures of the Victorian Age.

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     Midsummer Night in the Workhouse
Publisher: House of Anansi Press
Author(s): Diana Athill

�I can remember in detail being hit by my first story one January morning in 1958.? So begins literary legend Diana Athill in the preface to Midsummer Night in the Workhouse, a long-overdue collection of her short fiction, originally published in the 1950s to the 1970s. In unsentimental though often touching prose, Athill?s young women anticipate, enjoy, or just miss out on brief sexual encounters with men met on trains, at parties � just about anywhere they can. A cheating wife, back with her boring husband, is wracked with agonizing love for the unavailable partner of her brief fling; a writer seeks inspiration at a writers? retreat whilst avoiding the group seducer?s invitation; a wife?s party flirtations propel her possessive husband into another woman?s bed; two fun-loving women face a sinister sexual assault during a Greek holiday; a teenager experiences enraptured detachment during her first kiss. Beautifully written, perceptive, touching, and funny, Midsummer Night in the Workhouse is Diana Athill at her best.


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     Life in the Victorian Workhouse - A short story
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Author(s): Barbara O'Sullivan

Mary Anne Higgins a young woman and her baby enter a workhouse in Isleworth London. This story tells of the struggles they face in trying not to be separated and the daily life they have to endure in the Workhouse.

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     Workhouse
Publisher: The National Archives
Author(s): Simon Fowler

Workhouses cast deep shadows over Victorian Britain and terrified the poor for generations. Known for their soul-numbing routines, deprivation and cruelty, they were after 1834 almost the sole source of relief for paupers across the land. For old couples and orphans, starving families and single mothers, these institutional monsters became what the New Poor Law intended the last resort of the desperate.

Workhouse takes you behind the stern doors to reveal the reality behind the legend. It explores all aspects of institutional life, from everyday details of food, uniform and the daily grind to the scandals that shocked society and were an impetus for change. The narrative traces the experiences of guardians and staff who governed inmates' fates, drawing on dramatic personal accounts from the anonymous 'Indoor Pauper' to famous figures such as Charlie Chaplin. It shows how the grim buildings fascinated Charles Dickens and George Orwell, were condemned by celebrities such as Florence Nightingale, and yet became deeply rooted in their communities.

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     The Workhouse Encyclopedia
Publisher: The History Press
Author(s): Peter Higginbotham

This fascinating, fully illustrated volume is the definitive guide to every aspect of the workhouse and of the poor relief system in which it played a pivotal part. Compiled by Peter Higginbotham, one of Britain's best-known experts on the subject, this A-Z cornucopia covers everything from the 1725 publication - an account of several work-houses to the South African Zulu admitted to Fulham Road Workhouse in 1880. With hundreds of fascinating anecdotes, plus priceless information for researchers including workhouse locations throughout the British Isles, useful websites and archive repository details, maps, plans, original workhouse publications and an extensive bibliography, it will delight family historians and general readers alike. Where was my local workhouse? What records did they keep? What is gruel and is it really what inmates lived on? How did you get out of a workhouse? What famous people were once workhouse inmates? Are there any workhouse buildings I can visit? If these are the kinds of questions you've ever wanted to know the answer to, then this is the book for you.

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     The Workhouse
Publisher: Random House UK
Author(s): Norman Longmate

The British workhouse is the stuff of literature and legend. But what exactly was it? Surprisingly, no full-scale history of the workhouse has ever been written. Here, historian Norman Longmate tells the full story, from its beginnings in Elizabethan times until its demise in the 1940s, though mainly concentrating on the Victorian workhouse in the years of its tarnished glory. He describes the circumstances in the 1830s that led to the opening of 600 new workhouses?an event that met with astonishingly little opposition among reformers. He also records the riots, the protests, and the pleadings with which the poor challenged their virtual enslavement, and the misery of their daily lives when they were finally incarcerated within the workhouse walls.


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     Life in a Victorian Workhouse
Publisher: Pitkin Unichrome Ltd
Author(s): Peter Higginbotham

The word 'workhouse' has a grim resonance even today, conjuring up a vision of the darker side of Victorian Britain. Almost every town had at least one workshouse, and most people dreaded ending up there. Here we examine how workhouses came into being, what life was like for men, women and children on the wrong side of the poverty line, and how social attitudes evolved through the momentous events of Victorian Britain into the 20th century. Illustrated from contemporary and modern sources, this fact-filled guide presents an intriguing picture of a world of steam engines, self-help, service and salvation - where workhouse life, and workhouse reform, influenced attitudes and services we now take for granted.

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     Workhouses of the Midlands (Images of England)
Publisher: The History Press
Author(s): Peter Higginbotham

The last of England's workhouses closed in the 1930s and since then, change has been vast. Converted to hospitals and libraries, or covered over with luxurious accommodation, there is little to show that these imposing establishments ever existed. Yet the memory of the nightmarish austerity of the workhouses, as well as the inmates who laboured there, has never faded. Featuring over 100 archive images of Midlands workhouses, this book provides a rare pictorial record of both. With detailed histories of the establishments in every county of the Midlands, the book illustrates almost every facet of the workhouse's evolution. Controversial issues of education and punishment for children born into destitution are also presented here, reflecting wider social and political thought.With descriptions of the exhausting labour carried out by inmates - ranging from the horrific (bone crushing) to the tedious (oakum picking) - the book provides a unique insight into the regimented lifestyle of the workhouse and a history that should never be forgotten. This book includes sections on Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Lincolnshire and Rutland.

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     From Workhouse to Prison to .......... the Titanic?
Publisher: Dinah Burnett
Author(s): Dinah Burnett



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     The Workhouse Girl (Windsor Selections)
Publisher: Chivers North Amer
Author(s): Jessica Stirling

Newly married to fiery preacher Robert Montague, Cassie soon discovers that she is partnered with an evil and dangerous man and can only depend on her servant, Nancy Winfield, and Alan Hunter, the manager of the local ironworks, to save her life."

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     Richard Hutton's Complaints Book: The Notebook of the Steward of the Quaker Workhouse at Clerkenwell 1711-1737 (London Record Society)
Publisher: London Record Society
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     Jeep: Warhorse, Workhouse & Boulevard Cruiser
Publisher: Motorbooks Intl
Author(s): David Fetherston

This colorful history covers Jeep development from the Bantam pre-war military vehicles through today. Includes Jeeps at war, off-road Jeeps, and all Jeep models from 1939-1994.

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     Power and Pauperism: The Workhouse System, 1834-1884 (Cambridge Studies in Historical Geography)
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Author(s): Felix Driver

Power and Pauperism aims to provide a new perspective on the place of the workhouse in the history and geography of nineteenth-century society and social policy. The workhouse system is set in the wider context in an age associated, paradoxically, with both laissez-faire and increasing state regulation. The study pays particular attention to conflicts over Poor Law policy and workhouse design. Dr Driver demonstrates that despite appearances the workhouse system was far from monolithic, and that official policy was beset with conflict: his study combines a national perspective on the system with a sensitivity to regional variation in policy and practice. The analysis of patterns of relief regulation and institutional provision presented here provides, for the first time, a truly national picture of the workhouse system in operation. Power and Pauperism emphasises the need to link the study of social policy with wider patterns of power and the value of a geographical perspective in the study of social policy. The book as a whole offers a challenging new interpretation of the historical geography of social policy in nineteenth-century Britain.

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     The Workhouse Ward
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Author(s): Lady Augusta Gregory

THIS 20 PAGE ARTICLE WAS EXTRACTED FROM THE BOOK: Representative British Dramas Victorian and Modern V2, by Lady Augusta Gregory. To purchase the entire book, please order ISBN 1419176080.

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     Workhouse: Webster's Timeline History, 1553 - 2007
Publisher: ICON Group International, Inc.
Author(s): Icon Group International

Webster's bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on "Workhouse," including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have Workhouse in their name). As such, this book represents the largest compilation of timeline events associated with Workhouse when it is used in proper noun form. Webster's timelines cover bibliographic citations, patented inventions, as well as non-conventional and alternative meanings which capture ambiguities in usage. These furthermore cover all parts of speech (possessive, institutional usage, geographic usage) and contexts, including pop culture, the arts, social sciences (linguistics, history, geography, economics, sociology, political science), business, computer science, literature, law, medicine, psychology, mathematics, chemistry, physics, biology and other physical sciences. This "data dump" results in a comprehensive set of entries for a bibliographic and/or event-based timeline on the proper name Workhouse, since editorial decisions to include or exclude events is purely a linguistic process. The resulting entries are used under license or with permission, used under "fair use" conditions, used in agreement with the original authors, or are in the public domain.

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     Workhouse Nursing: A Story of Successful Experiment
Publisher: BiblioLife
Author(s): Florence Nightingale, William Rathbone

This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

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     Workhouse Prophecy (Linford Mystery Library)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print Books
Author(s): Pam Littlewood



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     Workhouse Lass
Publisher: Severn House Publishers
Author(s): Una Horne

A warm-hearted saga set in the North East - Lottie is just three years old when her mammy dies and she is sent to the workhouse. Just thirteen when a job is found for her looking after a miners family. And still a mere lass when she runs away. A childhood spent in poverty has left no opportunity for education. Yet when a kindly Methodist preacher offers adult literacy classes, Lottie seizes her chance and a new door opens.


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