Charlotte Mason wrote her volumes very much in real time. She assumed her audience understood her veiled references and her quips and quotes from Victorian Pop-culture. For someone who is coming new to both Victorian literature and homeschooling in general, deciphering the secret code of 19th century public knowledge that winds its way throughout the volumes can be a bit overwhelming.
We began our Friday Introduction series to help stave off some of the confusion and maybe resulting dissolution surrounding the actual reading of her six volumes. We hope that it helps you dig in. Our plan is to begin offering the volumes, one chapter at a time, on our app, with reference links to all of our Friday Introductions as they come along.
We have begun with Volume 1: