In a Bachelor's Sky-Parlor: ..The Decorator and Furnisher

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Title

In a Bachelor's Sky-Parlor: ..The Decorator and Furnisher

Creator

Hester M. Poole

Date

1895-October

Description

This article from Current Literature describes the decor and style of a bachelor apartment in New York City that over looks Long Island and New Jersey. The article goes into great detail about what the apartment looks like such as, “The parlor itself is a symphony in tender willow-green. The woodwork, painted a slightly deeper shad than appears in the furnishings, affords the color base.”

The connection of this item to the House of Mirth resides in first chapter in the first book. On page 10 of the book, Loc. 204 for Kindle users, Lily goes with Selden to his apartment aka bachelor pad. Lily asks “‘ The Benedick?’ She looked gently puzzled. ‘Is that the name of the building?’ ‘Yes, that’s the name: I believe its an old word for bachelor, isn’t it? I happen to own the building — that’s the way I know,’” (Wharton). Though the Benedick apartment never existed in New York City it is still helpful to get an idea of what it would look like to walk into Selden’s apartments. The article provides the visual the reader needs to form a more vivid picture.

Contributor

Arianna Christopher

Source*

Poole, Hester M. "In a Bachelor's Sky-Parlor." Current Literature (1888-1912) 10 1895: 333. ProQuest. 6 Apr. 2015 .

Rights

Original document is out of copyright (it was published before 1923). Every effort has been made to comply with the provisions of any licensing agreements associated with digitization of the original document. For further information, please see the “about” page.

Language

English

Publisher

Current Literature

Format

PDF

Files

House of Mirth Item.pdf

Citation

Hester M. Poole, “In a Bachelor's Sky-Parlor: ..The Decorator and Furnisher,” American Women's Bestsellers -- Spring 2015, accessed May 30, 2024, https://202s15.cesaunders.net/items/show/87.

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