The Victorian Parlour: A Cultural Study by Thad LoganThe Victorian Parlour: A Cultural Study by Thad Logan

The Victorian Parlour: A Cultural Study

byThad Logan

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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The parlor was the center of the Victorian home and, as Thad Logan shows, the place where contemporary conflicts about domesticity and gender relations were frequently played out. In The Victorian Parlour: A Cultural Study, Logan uses an interdisciplinary approach that combines the perspectives of art history, social history, and literary theory to describe and analyze the parlor as a highly significant cultural space. The book concludes with a discussion of how representations of the parlor in literature and art reveal the pleasures and anxieties associated with Victorian domestic life.
Thad Logan is Lecturer in English and Humanities at Rice University. She has published on the Victorian parlour in The Journal of Narrative History, The Xavier Review, and in Keeping the Victorian House (ed. Vanessa Dickerson).
Title:The Victorian Parlour: A Cultural StudyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0521028159

ISBN - 13:9780521028158

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Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. House and home: the parlour in context; 2. 'Sweet ordering, arrangement, and decision': decorating the parlour; 3. An empire of things: objects in the parlour; 4. 'Intimate glimpses of home': representations of the parlour; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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"A finely detailed examination of this keynote room in Victorian domestic space." Studies in English Literature