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Author Armbruster, Elif S.

Title Domestic biographies : Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at home / Elif S. Armbruster.

Imprint New York : Peter Lang, c2011.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  810.9004 Ar54d 2011    ---  Available
Description xiv, 196 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series Studies on themes and motifs in literature ; v. 105
Studies on themes and motifs in literature ; v. 105.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents From romance to realism: new houses and new literature -- Harriet Beecher Stowe and the cost of the domesticity -- William Dean Howells: realism in transit -- Henry James: dwelling in the 'house of fiction' -- Edith Wharton: a 'beautiful construction' -- Where the houses stand today.
Summary Presents comparative domestic biographies of four American Realist writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Drawing upon extensive primary sources to reconstruct the authors' private lives, Domestic Biographies illuminates how they lived when no one was looking. In particular this book examines how the authors worked and wrote at home and how their home life in turn made its way into their novels and non-fiction.
Subject Authors, American -- Homes and haunts.
Home in literature.
Stowe, Harriet Beecher, 1811-1896 -- Homes and haunts.
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 -- Homes and haunts.
James, Henry, 1843-1916 -- Homes and haunts.
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 -- Homes and haunts.
Authors, American -- 19th century -- Biography.
Authors in literature.
ISBN 9781433112492 (alk. paper)
1433112493 (alk. paper)
9781433112249 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1433112248 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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