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
“... and the uses fiction makes of them, change as the certainties of taste disintegrate, Tristram 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 ...”