Dinner for Dickens: The Culinary History of Mrs. Charles Dickens's Menu Book. Susan M. Rossi-Wilcox.

Dinner for Dickens: The Culinary History of Mrs. Charles Dickens's Menu Book

London: Prospect Books, 2005. Hardcover. Includes a transcript of What Shall We Have For Dinner, by Lady Maria Clutterbuck, a pseudonym used by Catherine Dickens when publishing her menu books. This extensively researched book offers a culinary history of typical meals for various numbers of persons in the middle of the 19th century as well as the social and cultural factors involved. But much more, it sheds new light on the often maligned figure of Charles Dickens's wife Catherine, showing that she for many years played a vital role in her husband's life in managing his household and demanding social schedule. As is well known, their marriage ended badly when Dickens became infatuated with the young actress Ellen Ternan and separated from his wife. Bound in dark blue cloth with gilt title and author to spine. In light blue dust jacket with portrait of Mrs. Dickens on front cover. With eight pages of illustrations. In near fine condition. 376 pages including notes and index. COOK/042716. Near Fine / Near Fine.

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