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Open houses : poverty, the novel, and the architectural idea in nineteenth-century Britain

Author: Barbara Leckie
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2018] ©2018
Series: Haney Foundation series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the 1830s and '40s, a new preoccupation with the housing of the poor emerged in British print and visual culture. In response to cholera outbreaks, political unrest, and government initiatives, commentators evinced a keen desire to document housing conditions and agitate for housing reform. Consistently and strikingly, these efforts focused on opening the domestic interiors of the poor to public view. In Open  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Leckie
ISBN: 9780812250299 081225029X
OCLC Number: 1006471097
Description: 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Let us look into the house" --
A simple idea of architecture --
The dark side of the interior --
"The ruined house" : Charles Dickens's Bleak House --
The mediating imagination : George Eliot's Middlemarch --
The interpenetrating imagination : Henry James's The Princess Casamassima --
Conclusion : The epistemology of the house.
Series Title: Haney Foundation series.
Responsibility: Barbara Leckie.

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Barbara Leckie's Open Houses addresses nineteenth-century documentary and print culture dedicated to convincing the reader of the wretchedness of housing of the poor and its urgent need for reform.  Read more...

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