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Humble, Nicola

Overview
Works: 23 works in 81 publications in 2 languages and 2,802 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cookbooks  Conference papers and proceedings  Handbooks and manuals  Academic theses  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PR878.W6, 823.912099287
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nicola Humble
Mrs Beeton's book of household management by Beeton( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A founding text of Victorian middle-class identity, Household Management is today one of the great unread classics. Written when its author was only 22, it offered highly authoritative advice on subjects as diverse as fashion, child-care, animal husbandry, poisons, and the management of servants. To the modern reader expecting stuffy moralizing and watery vegetables, Beeton's book is a revelation: it ranges widely across the foods of Europe and beyond, actively embracing new food stuffs and techniques, mixing domestic advice with discussions of science, religion, class, industrialism, and gender roles. Alternately fashionable and frugal, anxious and blusteringly self-confident, Household Management highlights the concerns of the ever-expanding Victorian middle class at a key moment in its history." "This abridged edition does justice to its high status as a cookery book, while also suggesting ways of approaching this massive, hybrid text as a significant document of social and cultural history."--Jacket
Victorian heroines : representations of femininity in nineteenth-century literature and art by Kimberley Reynolds( Book )

18 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminine middlebrow novel, 1920s to 1950s : class, domesticity, and bohemianism by Nicola Humble( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Middlebrow' has always been a dirty word, used disparagingly since its coinage in the mid-1920s for the sort of literature thought to be too easy, insular and smug. Yet it was middlebrow fiction - largely written and read by women - that absolutely dominated the publishing market in the four decades from the 1920s to the 1950s. Neglected by subsequent critical fashion in favour of the work of literary elites, this literature has only recently begun to be reassessed. Aiming to rehabilitate the feminine middlebrow, Nicola Humble argues that the novels of writers such as Rosamund Lehmann, Elizabeth Taylor, Stella Gibbons, Nancy Mitford, and a host of others less well known, played a powerful role in establishing and consolidating, but also in resisting, new class and gender identities in this period of volatile change for both women and the middle classes. The work of over thirty novelists is covered, read alongside other discourses as diverse as cookery books, child-care manuals, and the reports of Mass Observation. Investigating the nature of the feminine middlebrow and its readers, the author considers its variously radical and conservative remakings of ideas of class, the home, the family and gender."--Jacket
Cake : a global history by Nicola Humble( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What birthday, wedding, bar mitzvah or children's party would be complete without a cake? In nutritional terms cake is completely unnecessary, and yet it plays a crucial role in celebrations and rituals within the majority of cultures around the world. This book examines the origin of modern cake, and its development and evolution through time
Culinary pleasures : cookbooks and the transformation of British food by Nicola Humble( Book )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spanning the panorama of British cooking from Mrs Beeton to nouvelle cuisine, concluding with the rise of the celebrity chef. Punctuated throughout with recipes and images from cookery books reflective of their period and culture
Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management : Abridged edition by Beeton( )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A founding text of Victorian middle-class identity, Household Management is today one of the great unread classics. Over a thousand pages long, and written when its author was only 22, it offered highly authoritative advice on subjects as diverse as fashion, child-care, animal husbandry, poisons, and the management of servants. To the modern reader expecting stuffy moralizing and watery vegetables, Beeton's book is a revelation: it ranges widely across the foods of Europe and beyond, actively embracing new foodstuffs and techniques, mixing domestic advice with discussions of science, religion, class, industrialism and gender roles. Alternately fashionable and frugal, anxious and blusteringly self-confident, Household Management highlights the concerns of the ever-expanding Victorian middle-class at a key moment in its history. - ;'As with the commander of an army, or the leader of any enterprise, so it is with the mistress of a house.' A founding text of Victorian middle-class identity, Household Management is today one of the great unread classics. Over a thousand pages long, and written when its author was only 22, it offered highly authoritative advice on subjects as diverse as fashion, child-care, animal husbandry, poisons, and the management of servants. To the modern reader expecting stuffy moralizing and watery vegetables, Beeton's book is a revelation: it ranges widely across the foods of Europe and beyond, actively embracing new food stuffs and techniques, mixing domestic advice with discussions of science, religion, class, industrialism and gender roles. Alternately fashionable and frugal, anxious and blusteringly self-confident, Household Management highlights the concerns of the ever-expanding Victorian middle-class at a key moment in its history. The abridged edition does justice to its high status as a cookery book, while also suggesting ways of approaching this massive, hybrid text as a significant document of social and cultural history. - ;sold out in Central London book shops within weeks - Red, August 2000
Culinary pleasures : a history of Britain through its cookbooks by Nicola Humble( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feminine middlebrow novel, 1920s to the 1950s : class, domesticity, and bohemianism by Nicola Humble( Book )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keki no rekishi monogatari by Nicola Humble( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robert Browning and history by Nicola Humble( )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs Beeton's book of household managament by Beeton( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Power of the page : children's books and their readers by Pat Pinsent( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The literature of food : an introduction from 1830 to present by Nicola Humble( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book concerns itself with two sorts of foods: the real and the imagined, and with their continually shifting relationship. This important new book is the first systematic study of the literature of food from the nineteenth century to the present, covering a wide range of issues including the politics of food, food as performance, and its intersections with gender, class, disgust and erotics. Combining the insights of food studies and literary analysis, the author demonstrates how the reading of food within texts can illuminate our reading of food outside them. Carefully designed and structured for use on the growing number of literature of food courses, it considers the food of modernism, post-modernism, crime fiction, the realist novel and children's literature, and asks what happens when we treat cook books as literary texts
Paths of virtue? : the development of fiction for young adult girls by Bridget Carrington( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This study considers the early history of the development of fiction for Young Adult girls, an area which has received little attention. Its focus is on selected novels published between 1750 and 1890 which were read by unmarried girls in their teenage years and early twenties, or recommended for them by educationalists and critics. In the thesis I consider why girls read these novels, and how the texts address the themes identified by twentieth- and twenty-first-century theorists of children's literature as identifiers of fiction for young adults. Primary evidence is drawn from reading records and critical surveys made between the mid-eighteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Introduction puts forward the argument for investigating the origins of fiction for Young Adult girls. Part I examines the theoretical framework for the study, Chapter 1 seeking to define Young Adults girls as a distinct identity within a wider pre-mature social grouping. Chapter 2 reviews critical theories particularly relevant to the thesis: reader response and cultural materialism. A discussion of book history is made in Chapter 3. Part II explores the texts themselves, justifying each choice by referencing the evidence of reading and/or recommendation contemporary with the novels. In Chapters 4 and 5 Richardson's Sir Charles Grandison and Burney's Evelina are examined. The focus of Chapter 6 is the Gothic novel, identifying Radcliffe's Romance of the Forest as a key text among the Young Adult female audience. Wood's East Lynne and Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret, both immensely popular early examples of the sensation genre, are considered in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 investigates the largely forgotten work of Flora Shaw, with a close examination of her novel Colonel Cheswick's Campaign. This chapter, together with the Conclusion, identifies the significant changes in female expectation apparent by 1890, changes which encouraged a new direction in fiction for girls
[Mrs. Beetons] Household Management : a complete cookery book by Beeton( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

An almost forgotten classic though a founding text of Victorian middle-class identity, Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Managementis a volume of insight and common sense. Written by what one might now describe as a Victorian Martha Stewart, the book offers advice on fashion, child-care, animal husbandry, poisons, and the management of servants. To the modern reader expecting stuffy verbosity or heavy moralizing, Beeton's book is a revelation: it explores the foods of Europe and beyond, suggesting new food stuffs and techniques, mixing domestic advice with discussions of science, religion, class, industrialism and gender roles. Alternately frugal and fashionable, anxious and self confident, the book highlights the concerns of the growing Victorian middle-class at a key moment in its history. This abridged edition serves as a cookery book, while documenting a significant aspect of Victorian social and cultural history. About the Series:For over 100 yearsOxford World's Classicshas made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more
Victorian heroines: readings of femininity and its representation in nineteenth-century literature and art by Kimberley Reynolds( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Little swans with luxette and loved boy pudding : changing fashion in cookery books by Nicola Humble( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Childhood remembered : proceedings from the 4th annual IBBY/MA Children's Literature Conference at Roehampton Institute London by IBBY/MA Children's Literature Conference( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No walls in Eden : architecture in twentieth-century fiction by Katherine Farquharson( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The reward of intertextuality : the mythic dimensions of the work of Diana Wynne Jones by Nicola Humble( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The feminine middlebrow novel, 1920s to 1950s : class, domesticity, and bohemianismCake : a global historyCulinary pleasures : cookbooks and the transformation of British foodCulinary pleasures : a history of Britain through its cookbooksThe feminine middlebrow novel, 1920s to the 1950s : class, domesticity, and bohemianismMrs Beeton's book of household managamentThe Power of the page : children's books and their readers[Mrs. Beetons] Household Management : a complete cookery book
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