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At home in the city : urban domesticity in American literature and culture, 1850-1930

Author: Elizabeth Klimasmith
Publisher: Hanover : University Press of New England ; Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press, ©2005.
Series: Becoming modern.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the middle of the nineteenth century, urban families began to inhabit multi-unit residences that redefined American city landscapes and altered the ways in which Americans understood urban space. Helping to create among city dwellers a distinctively modern subjectivity was a host of writers who experimented in prose with the possibilities and dangers of urban space. Reformers, planners, and engineers also shaped  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Klimasmith, Elizabeth, 1969-
At home in the city.
Hanover : University Press of New England ; Durham, N.H. : University of New Hampshire Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607750364
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Klimasmith
ISBN: 9781584654964 1584654961 9781584654971 158465497X
OCLC Number: 61027384
Description: xii, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Architectural determinism and the industrial city in The Blithedale Romance and Ruth Hall --
The city's drawing-room : spatial practice in The Bostonians and Central Park --
The tenement home : pushing the city's limits --
The apartment as utopia : reimagining the city, reconstructing the home --
From artifact to investment : hotel homes, the economics of luxury, and the custom of the country --
The paradox of intimacy : mobility, sociology, and the function of home in Quicksand.
Series Title: Becoming modern.
Responsibility: Betsy Klimasmith.
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A lucidly written analysis of urban literature and evolving residential architecture.  Read more...

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