A House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American Literature by Douglas AndersonA House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American Literature by Douglas Anderson

A House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American Literature

byDouglas Anderson

Paperback | April 2, 2009

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A whole range of American writers have focused on images of household, domestic virtue, and the feminine or feminized hero. This important new book examines the persistence and flexibility of such themes in the work 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.
Title:A House Undivided: Domesticity and Community in American LiteratureFormat:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:April 2, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:052110730X

ISBN - 13:9780521107303

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Table of Contents

1. 'This Great Household upon the Earth'; 2. 'To Be Great and Domestic'; 3. Azads in Concord; 4. Hawthorne's Marriages; 5. Melville, Whitman, and the Predicament of Intimacy; 6. Literary Archaeology and The Portrait of a Lady; 7. Emily Dickinson's Adequate Eve; Conclusion.