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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 / by Susan Harlan ; illustrations by Becca Statlander.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 809.922 HAR (Text) 78551000539309 Non-Fiction Checked out 12/26/2018

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  • ISBN: 1419732374
  • ISBN: 9781419732379
  • Physical Description: 207 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2018.

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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 [this book] 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, [this] is the ideal book for readers who appreciate fine literature and a good end table.
Subject: Setting (Literature)
Character in literature
Interior decoration in literature
Fiction > Stories, plots, etc.

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