Cover title: Plenty & want.
Errata slip inserted in front.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 332-343) and index.
Preface to the Third Edition Part One, 1815-50 1 England in Transition 2 The Agricultural Labourer 3 The Town Worker 4 The Food of the Rich 5 Food Adulteration Part Two, 1850-1914 6 Feeding the Nation 7 Rural England: Romance and Reality 8 Urban England: Poverty and Progress 9 High Living 10 The Quality of Food Part Three, 1914 to the Present Day 11 The First World War 12 Between the Wars 13 The Second World War 14 Want and Plenty, 1945-85 Select Bibliography Index.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
What did Queen Victoria have for dinner? And how did this compare with the meals of the poor in the nineteenth century? Plenty and Want , now widely recognized as the classic account of English food habits since the Industrial Revolution, answers these and many other such fascinating questions. John Burnett describes and analyses the food eaten by English people, rich and poor, over the last 200 years, looking at how our diet has changed and explaining the events which contributed to these changes. This illustrated third edition of Plenty and Want has been completely revised and extended to bring the social history of food up to date. A bibliography has been added, incorporating the most recent developments in research into dietary history. It will be essential reading for students of social history, students of food and nutrition, and anyone interested in finding out why we eat what we eat. (source: Nielsen Book Data)