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By Terri Mullholland

Embraced for the dramatic possibilities afforded via a home choked with strangers, the British boarding apartment emerged as a surroundings for novels released through the interwar interval through a various diversity of girls writers from Stella Gibbons to Virginia Woolf. to take advantage of the one room within the boarding condominium or bedsit, Terri Mullholland argues, is to foreground a selected event. whereas the one room represents the freedoms of self sufficient residing on hand to girls within the early 20th century, it additionally marks the precariousness of single women’s lives. by means of putting their characters during this temporary house, girls writers may perhaps discover women's altering social roles and complicated reviews – novice prostitution, lesbian relationships, extra-marital affairs, and abortion – outside conventional household narrative issues. Mullholland provides new readings of works through canonical and non-canonical writers, together with Stella Gibbons, Winifred Holtby, typhoon Jameson, Rosamond Lehmann, Dorothy Richardson, Jean Rhys, and Virginia Woolf. A hybrid of the modernist and realist family fiction written and skim by means of girls, the literature of the one room merges modernism's curiosity in inside mental states with the realism of accurately documented external areas, supplying a brand new mode of engagement with the 2 sorts of interiority.

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