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Be it ever so humble : poverty, fiction, and the invention of the middle-class home

Author: Scott R MacKenzie
Publisher: Charlottesville ; London : University of Virginia Press, 2013.
Series: Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is a first-rate book that makes a striking and original argument about British culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." -- Back cover
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Scott R MacKenzie
ISBN: 9780813933412 0813933412 9780813933429 0813933420
OCLC Number: 796001899
Description: x, 292 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: There's no case like home --
"Stock the parish with beauties": Henry Fielding's parochial vision --
An Englishwoman's workhouse is her castle: poverty management and the Radcliffean Gothic --
Home and away: hegemony and naturalization --
There's no home-like place: out of doors in Scotland --
Conclusion: this home is not a house.
Series Title: Winner of the Walker Cowen Memorial Prize
Other Titles: Poverty, fiction, and the invention of the middle-class home
Responsibility: Scott R. MacKenzie.

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"This is a first-rate book that makes a striking and original argument about British culture in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries." -- Back cover

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[A] learned and fascinating book.--Adela Pinch "Studies in English Literature "

 
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