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Domestic Biographies

Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home

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Elif S. Armbruster

Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home presents comparative domestic biographies of four American Realist writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Drawing upon extensive primary sources to reconstruct the authors’ private lives, Domestic Biographies illuminates how they lived when no one was looking. In particular this book examines how the authors worked and wrote at home and how their home life in turn made its way into their novels and non-fiction. Domestic Biographies offers an innovative and exciting architectural and domestic lens through which to study the lives and literature of America’s best-known Realists.

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INDEX A American Society for Landscape Architects, 4 American Woman’s Home, The, 6–7, 15, 28, 45, 133–134 Andover (Massachusetts), 7, 19, 20– 21, 23–26, 30, 38–39, 47, 140 Andover Theological Seminary, 21, 25 Antioch College, 18 architecture, 4, 17–18 classical, 114–115, 120, 125, 143 country house, 2, 29, 89, 95–96, 106–107, 110, 124–125 domestic architecture, 4–5, 11 Gothic Revival, 27, 30, 42, 67, 91– 92, 107, 143 Greek Revival, 21, 140 first school of architecture, 3, 18 high Victorianism, 43 in literature, 5 Italian villa, 9, 89, 96, 125 Queen Anne, 67 Shingle style, 143 Victorian, 43–44, 60, 62, 70, 113– 115, 120 art and culture advancements, 3 Atlantic Monthly, 4, 8, 19, 30, 33, 50, 52, 54, 56, 65–66, 84, 86, 100, 143 authorship, 2, 4, 5-7, 9, 17, 19, 47–48, 60, 68, 87, 142, 144 See also writing B Bachelard, Gaston, 114–115, 124 Back Bay, 67, 70, 141 Barrett, Elizabeth, 99 Barry, Sir Charles, 88 Bates College, 18 Baudelaire, Charles, 9, 87 Beacon Street (Boston, MA), 2, 8, 50, 66–70, 72, 141 beaux-arts, 125 Beecher, Catharine (sister of HBS), 4, 6, 11, 25–26, 45 American Woman’s Home, The, 6– 7, 15, 28, 45, 133–134 Treatise on Domestic Economy, 19, 26, 28 Beecher, Henry Ward (brother of HBS), 4, 7, 18, 36 Journal, 18 Beecher, Lyman (father of HBS), 4, 7, 15 Bellamy, Edward, 50 Belmont (Massachusetts), 8, 52, 60– 61, 65,...

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