The Narrow House (Paperback)

The Narrow House By Mary E. Papke (Introduction by), Evelyn Scott Cover Image
By Mary E. Papke (Introduction by), Evelyn Scott
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Evelyn Scott’s first novel, The Narrow House, depicts a family stricken by dysfunctional domesticity. Revolving around troubled members of the Farley family, Scott exposes notions of romantic love, longing, and the image of the Southern belle as damaging, unrealistic constructs, all against the backdrop of a seemingly normal middle-class existence that in previous decades had been idealized in Southern writing. Published to high praise when it appeared in 1921, The Narrow House vaulted Scott to literary celebrity in her day.

In this new critical edition, Mary E. Papke contextualizes Scott’s first and possibly best writing effort with an astute introduction that discusses Scott and her contemporaries, the work’s importance to the genre of the novel, and the small but ongoing reclamation of Scott’s place in literary history. Completely updated and formatted for a modern readership, this critical edition of The Narrow House is sure to find its way into classrooms and onto bookshelves.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781621906728
ISBN-10: 1621906728
Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press
Publication Date: July 29th, 2021
Pages: 202
Language: English