Isabella Mary Mayson Beeton is primarily known for her work as author and editor of the widely influential 1861 domestic manual Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Before her untimely death at age 28, she also worked as an editor, translator, and columnist at two secular women’s magazines, The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine and The Queen.
The context of Beeton’s early life is important to understanding her experience and expertise in domestic matters. She was the oldest daughter in a blended Victorian family of unusually large size even by the standards of the day, with a final total of 21 children combined between her father, mother, …
Citation: Sorge Way, Julie. "Isabella Mary Beeton". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 29 July 2021 [https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=330, accessed 04 June 2023.]