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Decorating a Room of One's Own:: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

Susan Harlan

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Abrams
01 November 2018
Literary companions; Fiction & Literature; Parodies & spoofs; Interior design, decor & style guides
What would Little Women be without the charms of the March family's cozy New England home? Or Wuthering Heights without the ghost-infested Wuthering Heights? Getting lost in the setting of a good book can be half the pleasure of reading, and Decorating a Room of One's Own brings literary backdrops to the foreground in this wryly affectionate satire of interior design reporting. English professor and humorist Susan Harlan spoofs decorating culture by reimagining its subject as famous fictional homes and interviews the residents who reveal their true tastes: Lady Macbeth's favorite room in the castle, or the design inspiration behind Jay Gatsby's McMansion of unfulfilled dreams. Featuring 30 entries of notable dwellings, sidebars such as Setting Up an Ideal Governess's Room, and four-color spot illustrations throughout, Decorating a Room of One's Own is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.
By:   Susan Harlan
Imprint:   Abrams
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 203mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   610g
ISBN:   9781419732379
ISBN 10:   1419732374
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   01 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Susan Harlan is an associate professor of English literature at Wake Forest University and a freelance journalist who contributes regularly to The Guardian and has written for Real Simple, Curbed, Jezebel, McSweeney's, and The Hairpin.

Reviews for Decorating a Room of One's Own:: Conversations on Interior Design with Miss Havisham, Jane Eyre, Victor Frankenstein, Elizabeth Bennet, Ishmael, and Other Literary Notables

From Lady Macbeth's favourite room in the castle, to Lizzy Bennet's vision of Pemberly, this delightfully satirical book brings literary backdrops to the foreground by reimagining characters as homeowners who reveal their tastes in interiors -- The Bookseller Harlan...brings scholarly expertise and epigrammatic wit to this guide to famous figures' digs. -- BookPage a singular delight for book nerds, design nerds, and anyone who...happens to be both. -- Curbed


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