The Book of Household Management


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"Mrs. Beeton's" is a guide to all aspects of running a household in Victorian Britain. Published in 1861, it was an immediate bestseller, running to millions of copies within just a few years. In the cookery sections, Mrs. Beeton follows the animal "from his birth to his appearance on the table.” Learn how to care for poultry during moulting season, how to wean calves, how to cure hams, salt cod, carve mutton, and much more. (Summary by Wikipedia and Sarah Jennings)

(58 hr 15 min)

Chapters

000 - Preface 4:04 Read by Sarah Jennings
001 - Chapter 1. The Mistress. Part 1. 26:03 Read by Sarah Jennings
002 - Chapter 1. The Mistress. Part 2. 34:12 Read by Sarah Jennings
003 - Chapter 2. The Housekeeper. 19:09 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
004 - Chapter 3. Arrangement and Economy of the Kitchen. Part 1. 36:21 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
005 - Chapter 3. Arrangement and Economy of the Kitchen. Part 2. 22:17 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
006 - Chapter 4. Introduction to Cookery. 30:23 Read by Cori Samuel
007 - Chapter 5. General Directions for Making Soups. 23:46 Read by Kara Shallenberg
008 - Recipes. Chapter 6. Part 1. 45:03 Read by Kalynda
009 - Recipes. Chapter 6. Part 2. 43:35 Read by Kalynda
010 - Recipes. Chapter 6. Part 3. 26:26 Read by Katie Gibboney
011 - Recipes. Chapter 6. Part 4. 25:31 Read by Katie Gibboney
012 - Recipes. Chapter 6. Part 5. 10:50 Read by Belinda Brown
013 - Chapter 7. The Natural History of Fishes. 46:10 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
014 - Recipes. Chapter 8. Part 1. 40:25 Read by Phillipa Chantry
015 - Recipes. Chapter 8. Part 2. 38:09 Read by ink tree
016 - Recipes. Chapter 8. Part 3. 41:42 Read by Joan Freeman
017 - Recipes. Chapter 8. Part 4. 34:20 Read by Betsie Bush
018 - Recipes. Chapter 8. Part 5. 44:09 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
019 - Chapter 9. Sauces, Pickles, Gravies, and Forcemeats. General Remarks. 7:56 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
020 - Recipes. Chapter 10. Part 1. 41:37 Read by Tracy Datlen
021 - Recipes. Chapter 10. Part 2. 39:54 Read by nprigoda
022 - Recipes. Chapter 10. Part 3. 45:33 Read by Katie Gibboney
023 - Recipes. Chapter 10. Part 4. 34:48 Read by Anne Cheng
024 - Recipes. Chapter 10. Part 5. 42:43 Read by Belinda Brown
025 - Recipes. Chapter 10. Part 6. 38:16 Read by Belinda Brown
026 - Chapter 11. Various Modes of Cooking Meat. 34:32 Read by Belinda Brown
027 - Chapter 12. General Observations on Quadrupeds. 27:14 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
028 - Recipes. Chapter 13. Part 1. 30:58 Read by Katie Gibboney
029 - Recipes. Chapter 13. Part 2. 32:05 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
030 - Recipes. Chapter 13. Part 3. 34:22 Read by Jennifer Stearns
031 - Recipes. Chapter 13. Part 4. 31:44 Read by Jennifer Stearns
032 - Chapter 14. General Observations on the Sheep and Lamb. 38:14 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
033 - Recipes. Chapter 15. Part 1. 27:44 Read by Kalynda
034 - Recipes. Chapter 15. Part 2. 38:50 Read by Jennifer Stearns
035 - Recipes. Chapter 15. Part 3. 25:17 Read by Jennifer Stearns
036 - Chapter 16. General Observations on the Common Hog. 30:14 Read by Katie Gibboney
037 - Recipes. Chapter 17. Part 1. 49:22 Read by Annise
038 - Recipes. Chapter 17. Part 2. 49:13 Read by Annise
039 - Chapter 18. General Observations on the Calf. 9:01 Read by Landii
040 - Recipes. Chapter 19. Part 1. 35:56 Read by Landii
041 - Recipes. Chapter 19. Part 2. 27:34 Read by Landii
042 - Recipes. Chapter 19. Part 3. 36:28 Read by Betsie Bush
043 - Chapter 20. General Observations on Birds. 22:32 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
044 - Recipes. Chapter 21. Part 1. 46:19 Read by Kalynda
045 - Recipes. Chapter 21. Part 2. 39:56 Read by Landii
046 - Recipes. Chapter 21. Part 3. 44:18 Read by David Higham
047 - Recipes. Chapter 21. Part 4. 51:00 Read by Annise
048 - Recipes. Chapter 21. Part 5. 43:45 Read by Carol Stripling
049 - Chapter 22. General Observations on Game. 25:38 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
050 - Recipes. Chapter 23. Part 1. 38:41 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
051 - Recipes. Chapter 23. Part 2. 37:14 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
052 - Recipes. Chapter 23. Part 3. 40:08 Read by Lucy Burgoyne (1950 - 2014)
053 - Chapter 24. General Observations on Vegetables. 30:06 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
054 - Recipes. Chapter 25. Part 1. 32:06 Read by Christine Blachford
055 - Recipes. Chapter 25. Part 2. 30:29 Read by Christine Blachford
056 - Recipes. Chapter 25. Part 3. 33:28 Read by Christine Blachford
057 - Recipes. Chapter 25. Part 4. 35:11 Read by Christine Blachford
058 - Chapter 26. General Observations on Puddings and Pastry. 15:23 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
059 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 1. 37:23 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
060 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 2. 41:54 Read by Victoria Slonosky
061 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 3. 34:11 Read by Kalynda
062 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 4. 39:54 Read by Lee Ann Howlett
063 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 5. 45:20 Read by Annise
064 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 6. 36:02 Read by ink tree
065 - Recipes. Chapter 27. Part 7. 18:57 Read by Annise
066 - Chapter 28. General Observations on Creams, Jellies, Souffles, Omelets, a… 6:30 Read by Stacy Mannion
067 - Recipes. Chapter 29. Part 1. 30:54 Read by Anna Simon
068 - Recipes. Chapter 29. Part 2. 38:39 Read by Victoria Slonosky
069 - Recipes. Chapter 29. Part 3. 36:19 Read by Tracy Datlen
070 - Recipes. Chapter 29. Part 4. 28:21 Read by Anna Simon
071 - Recipes. Chapter 29. Part 5. 33:11 Read by Victoria Slonosky
072 - Chapter 30. General Observations on Preserves, Confectionery, Ices, and D… 20:23 Read by Wyndelyn
073 - Recipes. Chapter 31. Part 1. 31:24 Read by TriciaG
074 - Recipes. Chapter 31. Part 2. 28:03 Read by TriciaG
075 - Recipes. Chapter 31. Part 3. 38:50 Read by TriciaG
076 - Recipes. Chapter 31. Part 4. 27:17 Read by Arielle Lipshaw
077 - Chapter 32. General Observations on Milk, Butter, Cheese, and Eggs. 14:27 Read by Katie Gibboney
078 - Recipes. Chapter 33. Part 1. 33:18 Read by Katie Gibboney
079 - Recipes. Chapter 33. Part 2. 20:00 Read by Robin Cotter
080 - Chapter 34. General Observations on Bread, Biscuits, and Cakes. 20:48 Read by Sarah Jennings
081 - Recipes. Chapter 35. Part 1. 33:17 Read by Kathy Caver
082 - Recipes. Chapter 35. Part 2. 25:15 Read by Christine Blachford
083 - Recipes. Chapter 35. Part 3. 28:40 Read by Christine Blachford
084 - Chapter 36. General Observations on Beverages. 11:27 Read by Sarah Jennings
085 - Recipes. Chapter 37. Part 1. 26:15 Read by Sarah Jennings
086 - Recipes. Chapter 37. Part 2. 24:19 Read by Sarah Jennings
087 - Chapter 38. Invalid Cookery. 5:36 Read by Anna Simon
088 - Recipes. Chapter 39. 35:34 Read by Elaine Hamby
089 - Dinners and Dining. Chapter 40. Part 1. 29:26 Read by Anna Simon
090 - Dinners and Dining. Chapter 40. Part 2. 33:58 Read by Belinda Brown
091 - Dinners and Dining. Chapter 40. Part 3. 33:39 Read by Belinda Brown
092 - Dinners and Dining. Chapter 40. Part 4. 32:42 Read by Ruth Golding
093 - Domestic Servants. Chapter 41. Part 1. 54:02 Read by Denny Sayers (d. 2015)
094 - Domestic Servants. Chapter 41. Part 2. 35:58 Read by Scarlett!
095 - Domestic Servants. Chapter 41. Part 3. 36:25 Read by Sarah Jennings
096 - Domestic Servants. Chapter 41. Part 4. 41:51 Read by Kara Shallenberg
097 - Domestic Servants. Chapter 41. Part 5. 44:16 Read by TriciaG
098 - Domestic Servants. Chapter 41. Part 6. 38:45 Read by Katie Gibboney
099 - The Rearing and Management of Children, and Diseases of Infancy and Child… 16:37 Read by Sarah Jennings
100 - The Rearing and Management of Children, and Diseases of Infancy and Child… 32:59 Read by Sarah Jennings
101 - The Rearing and Management of Children, and Diseases of Infancy and Child… 30:07 Read by Sarah Jennings
102 - The Rearing and Management of Children, and Diseases of Infancy and Child… 30:17 Read by Sarah Jennings
103 - The Doctor. Chapter 43. Part 1. 42:53 Read by Anna Simon
104 - The Doctor. Chapter 43. Part 2. 52:14 Read by Anna Simon
105 - The Doctor. Chapter 43. Part 3. 32:13 Read by Anna Simon
106 - Legal Memoranda. Chapter 44. Part 1. 36:07 Read by Robin Cotter
107 - Legal Memoranda. Chapter 44. Part 2. 19:59 Read by Robin Cotter

Reviews

A lazy 21st C. housewife's dream come true

(5 stars)

Someone to read Mrs. Beeton to me! Now if LibriVox just did windows you'd be absolutely perfect.

(1 stars)

the reader for chapter 10 part 2.. is terrible!! not even 5 min in and I may have to skip over completely because all I am hearing is the noise she makes at the end of every word. it's killing me

boring :-( :-( :-( :-(

(1.5 stars)

not very good.