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The English Country House in Literature
Author: Geoffrey Hiller

ISBN: 9781922235299
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1 January 2015
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5
This anthology brings together some of the finest writing in English on the subject of the English country house, a topic currently enjoying a renascence of academic and general interest. The houses represented are for the most part fictional, and the extracts illustrate the various ways in which such descriptions function as part of the system of meanings in a novel, play, or poem. People shape their houses and their houses shape them. Houses may be seen as architectural metaphors of their owners. The extracts of this anthology demonstrate that an author's descriptions of a country houses features make it a metonym of its owners or occupiers. In a vast number of instances houses are depicted (even before the owner is described) in such a way as to give insights into, or clues to, his or her social status, and ethical and moral tastes. The various glimpses that the extracts provide of the country house its architecture, its garden, the well-being of its servants and tenants, the hospitality (or lack of it) that its guests experience, the extent of the paternalism in the running of the estate all in some way reflect the character of the owners.The huge ostenta...

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