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Home and Identity in Nineteenth-Century Literary London

Lisa C. Robertson


This book uncovers a range of new models for modern living that emerged in response to social, economic and political changes in nineteenth-century London, and investigates the literature that gave expression to their novelty. It brings together visual and literary representations to identify a series of new designs for domestic space that change the way people lived together in the metropolis, including model dwellings, women’s residences, settlement housing and the garden city suburb. It focuses on the ways that language shapes the built environment and domestic architecture in particular, b ... More

Keywords: Architecture, Gender, Housing, London, Novel, Victorian, Home

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781474457880
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474457880.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lisa C. Robertson, author
Acadia University

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Part I Structures of Authority: The Model Dwellings Movement

Part II Chambers, Lodgings and Flats: Purpose-built Housing for Working Women

Part III ‘Thinking Men’ and Thinking Women: Gender, Sexuality and Settlement Housing

Part IV Homes for a New Era: London Housing Past and Present

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