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House Undivided Domesticity and Community in American Literature

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ISBN-10: 0521382874

ISBN-13: 9780521382878

Edition: 1990

Authors: Douglas Anderson, Albert Gelpi, Ross Posnock

List price: $98.95
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A whole range of American writers have focused on images of household, domestic virtue, and the feminine or feminized hero. This important new book examines the persistence and flexibility of such themes in the work of classic writers from Ann Bradstreet through Jefferson and Franklin to Hawthorne, Melville, Whitman, and Emily Dickinson. Without minimizing the differences that divide these figures, Anderson shows the extent to which, in their various circumstances, they were all committed to a common enterprise--a social and cultural reconstruction based on the domestic values of the ideal private household.
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Book details

List price: $98.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/23/1990
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 250
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

'This Great Household upon the Earth'
'To Be Great and Domestic'
Azads in Concord
Hawthorne's Marriages
Melville, Whitman, and the Predicament of Intimacy
Literary Archaeology and The Portrait of a Lady
Emily Dickinson's Adequate Eve
Conclusion.