Author: Isabella Beeton (March 12, 1836 – January 1865) started articles for her husband’s magazine when she was only 21 years old. She died when she was only 28. Her articles were later compiled as a book.
Context: Compiled in 1861, it was during the beginnings of the Second Industrial Revolution. Additionally, Women’s rights were continuing to advance.
Language: Beeton writes in relatively simple language in order to appeal to as many readers as possible.
Audience: Beeton is writing to as many mothers/ wives as possible, additionally, the readers of her husband’s magazine.
Intent: Beeton is giving household advice, recipes, and other womanly responsibilities during that time period such as “Housekeeper, Cook, Kitchen-Maid, Butler,Footman, Coachman, Valet, Upper and Under House-Maids, Lady’s-Maid, Maid-of-all-Work,Laundry-Maid, Nurse and Nurse-Maid, Monthly Wet and Sick Nurses”
Message: Beeton is simply informing mothers and wives of new and interesting techniques on their household duties, as well as new recipes to try in the home.