Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management

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.… Read the rest here