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First Published in 1942, English Domestic Life presents an anthology that gives as complete a picture as possible of the English domestic scene during the last 200 years. With Fielding we accompany an eighteenth-century family to the theatre to see… Mr Garrick in Hamlet; with Thackeray we see Mrs Rawdon Crawley going to Court; with Meredith we taste the delights of wine; with Galsworthy we enjoy a Forsyte dinner; and so on. The mass material from which L. A. G. Strong has made this selection is enormous; he has therefore been rigidly selective, and, believing that representation of the subject is more important than representation of authors, has made an anthology as entertaining as it is instructive. Among many others, selections have been taken from the work of Jane Austen, Dickens, Bennett, Walpole etc. This selection is a must read for scholars and students of English literature.