At home : a short history of private life / Bill Bryson

Author(s): Bryson, Bill
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Subjects: Social evolution
Social history
Dwellings--Psychological aspects
Dwellings--Environmental aspects
Rooms--Psychological aspects
Rooms--Environmental aspects
Europe--Social life and customs
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Published: New York : Doubleday, c2010
LC Classification: G, GT
Physical Description: 497 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction 1
I. The Year 7
II. The Setting 28
III. The Hall 44
IV. The Kitchen 66
V. The Scullery And Larder 86
VI. The Fuse Box 111
VII. The Drawing Room 135
VIII. The Dining Room 163
IX. The Cellar 191
X. The Passage 212
XI. The Study 237
XII. The Garden 255
XIII. The Plum Room 285
XIV. The Stairs 307
XV. The Bedroom 320
XVI. The Bathroom 344
XVII. The Dressing Room 374
XVIII. The Nursery 403
XIX. The Attic 432
Acknowledgments 453
Bibliography 455
Illustration Credits 477
Index 479
Notes: LCCN: 2010004008
ISBN: 9780767919388
ISBN: 0767919386
Includes bibliographical references (p. [455]-475) and index
Floor plans on end papers
Contents: The year -- The setting -- The hall -- The kitchen -- The scullery and the larder -- The fusebox -- The drawing room -- The dining room -- The cellar -- The passage -- The study -- The garden -- The plum room -- The stairs -- The bedroom -- The bathroom -- The dressing room -- The nursery -- The attic
Summary: Bryson takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life
OCLC Number: 503596086
ISBN/ISSN: 9780767919388