Peter Campbell, 20 April 1989
Show More Living Space: In Fact and Fiction by Philippa Tristram.
Routledge, 306 pp., £40, January 1989, 0 415 01279 1Show More
Building Domestic Liberty by Polly Wynn Allen.
Massachusetts, 195 pp., £16.70, December 1988, 9780870236273Show More
Borderland: Origins of the American Suburb, 1820-1939 by John Stilgoe.
Yale, 353 pp., £25, February 1989, 0 300 04257 4Show More
“... has taken examples from canonical English novels published before her cut-off date of 1914. Scott, Richardson, Jane Austen, Dickens, Eliot, Mrs Gaskell, Hardy and James figure largest. She argues that the early 19th-century collapse in norms of taste, and changes in fiction itself, opened many new territories for exploration: ‘It is not only that the social ...”