New York, NY – Peter Lang Publishing, USA announces the forthcoming publication of Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home, by Elif S. Armbruster. (ISBN 978-1- 4331-1249-2 | HC | $89.95 | Studies on Themes and Motifs in Literature, Vol. 105) Expected date of publication: 5/1/11
Domestic Biographies: Stowe, Howells, James, and Wharton at Home presents comparative domestic biographies of four American Realist writers: Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Dean Howells, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Drawing upon extensive primary sources to reconstruct the authors’ private lives, Domestic Biographies illuminates how they lived when no one was looking. In particular this book examines how the authors worked and wrote at home and how their home life in turn made its way into their novels and non-fiction. Domestic Biographies offers an innovative and exciting architectural and domestic lens through which to study the lives and literature of America’s best-known Realists.
Elif S. Armbruster, Assistant Professor of English at Suffolk University, received her Ph.D. in American Studies from Boston University.