A Man's Place: Masculinity and the Middle-Class Home in Victorian England
Author: John Tosh
Publisher: Yale University Press
Release Date: March 11, 1999
A study of the 19th-century middle class male. It shows how profoundly men's lives were conditioned by the Victorian ideal, and how they negotiated its many contradictions. It looks at the experiences of boyhood, married life, sex, and fatherhood, and illustrates these with case studies.