Above Stairs Social Life in Upper-Class Victoria 1843 - 1918

By: Green, Valerie

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Book Condition: Fine


Book is in excellent condition. Binding is solid and square, covers have sharp corners, exterior shows no blemishes, text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind. 230 pages, Contents include sections on: Victoria, Canada, British Columbia, Douglas Family, Skinner family, Crease family, O'reilly, Trutch, Rithet, Barnard, Balls, Banquets, Costumes, Conveyances, Automobiles, Residences, & Rituals & Rites,


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When Fort Victoria was first established in the mid-nineteenth century, eight pioneer families of Europe's upper class formed the social elite of the modest colony. The self-named aristocracy of this new land, these families shaped a world suited to their proper tastes on the upper floors of the fort, and eventually, in beautiful homes that imitated the height of fashion in Europe. However, between their tea parties and balls, these particular families greatly influenced the progress of the city of Victoria and the province of British Columbia.

In Above Stairs, get to know the the Douglases, the Pembertons, the Skinners, the Creases, the O'Reillys, the Trutches, the Rithets and the Barnards. These families made laws, surveyed land, founded businesses and set a standard of social acceptability for all those living in Victoria at the time. Like a kitchen hand sneaking up the servants' steps to spy on the rich, discover the glamorous, complicated lives of Victoria's social elite in Above Stairs.

Title: Above Stairs Social Life in Upper-Class Victoria 1843 - 1918

Author: Green, Valerie

Categories: Anthropology / Sociology, Canada,

Publisher: Touchwood: 2011

ISBN Number: 1926971620

ISBN Number 13: 9781926971629

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Fine

Type: Canada

Seller ID: 148958

Keywords: Victoria, Canada, British Columbia, Douglas , Family, Skinner, Crease, O'reilly, Trutch, Rithet, Barnard, Balls, Banquets, Costumes, Conveyances, Automobiles, Residences, Rituals, Rites, ,