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Author Armbruster, Elif S

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

Publ Info New York : Peter Lang, [2011]
 RWU Main Library  PS141 .A76 2011    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS141 .A76 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 196 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
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volume rdacarrier
Series Studies on themes and motifs in literature ; v. 105
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-188) 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
Note 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
LC 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)