Biting the dust :the joys of housework /Margaret Horsfield.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals

GUSN

GUSN-273579

Description

xv, 292 p. : ill. ; 22 cm., In this witty look at our obsession with cleaning, Margaret Horsfield scours the social, historical, literary and psychological nooks and crannies of the world of household chores. From demented television housewives to the redoubtable Mrs. Beeton, Biting the Dust runs the gamut of ideas and emotions. As we pause repeatedly to recognize our mothers, our friends, and ourselves, we ask what we really do around the house and why.

Details

Descriptive Terms

House cleaning.

Originator

Horsfield, Margaret.

Publication

New York : St. Martin's Press

Description

xv, 292 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
In this witty look at our obsession with cleaning, Margaret Horsfield scours the social, historical, literary and psychological nooks and crannies of the world of household chores. From demented television housewives to the redoubtable Mrs. Beeton, Biting the Dust runs the gamut of ideas and emotions. As we pause repeatedly to recognize our mothers, our friends, and ourselves, we ask what we really do around the house and why.

Notes

Originally published: London : Fourth Estate, 1997.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 276-284) and index.

ISBN

0312212143
9780312212148
0312220839
9780312220839

Call Number

Coll. TX324.H67 1998