RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 54611339 LA English T1 Raising the dust : the literary housekeeping of Mary Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman A1 Sutton-Ramspeck, Beth,, PB Ohio University Press PP Athens YR 2004 SN 0821415867 9780821415863 0821415875 9780821415870 AB "Raising the Dust identifies a heretofore-overlooked literary phenomenon that author Beth Sutton-Ramspeck calls "literary housekeeping." The three writers she examines rejected turn-of-the-century aestheticism and modernism in favor of a literature that is practical, even ostensibly mundane, designed to "set the human household in order."" "To Mary Augusta Ward, Sarah Grand, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman, housekeeping represented public responsibilities: making the food supply safe, cleaning up politics, and improving the human family." "Raising the Dust places their writing in the context of the late-Victorian era, examining in particular the eugenics movement, the proliferation of household conveniences, the home economics movement, and decreased reliance on servants. These changes affected relationships between the domestic sphere and the public sphere, and hence shaped the portrayal of domesticity in the era's fiction and nonfiction."--BOOK JACKET.