A House Undivided
Domesticity and Community in American Literature
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House Undivided by Douglas Anderson
Book DescriptionA whole range of major American writers have focused on images of the household, of domestic virtue, and the feminine or feminized hero. This important 1990 book examines the persistence and flexibility of such themes in the work of a tradition 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 DetailsISBN: 9780521382878
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 23-Feb-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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House Undivided, Paperback (April 2009)
This 1990 book examines the themes of the household, of domestic virtue, and the feminine or feminized hero in American literature.
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Radical Enlightenments of Benjamin Franklin, Paperback (December 1997)» View all books by Douglas Anderson
"The Radical Enlightenments of Benjamin Franklin brings us a much fuller understanding of Franklin's intellectual and literary roots and his later influence among common readers.
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