The End of Domesticity: Alienation from the Family in Dickens, Eliot, and James
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Few changes in literary history are as dramatic as the replacement of the sentimental image of the home in Victorian fiction by the emphasis in modernist fiction on dysfunctional families and domestic alienation. In The End of Domesticity Charles Hatten offers a provocative theory for this seminal shift that even now shapes literary depictions of the family.
University of Delaware Press
Domestic Life, Home Life, Family, Victorian Era, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Henry James
American Literature | Fiction | Literature in English, Anglophone outside British Isles and North America | Literature in English, British Isles | Modern Literature | United States History
Hatten, Charles, "The End of Domesticity: Alienation from the Family in Dickens, Eliot, and James" (2010). Faculty Books. 8.