'A remarkable and brave novel. I was astonished at the acute angle of vision and the fullness of sympathy toward both men and women--and children.'--Carol Shields
An ahead-of-its-time novel about an unhappy and obsessively house-proud mother of three whose husband is disabled, leaving her free to work in a department store and him to be a Montessori father. One of the ten best-selling novels of 1924 and made into a (silent) film, it was singled out by Elaine Showalter in her recent book on American women writers and was included in the collection 'Five Hundred Great Books by Women.'
Dorothy Canfield Fisher (1879-1958) was one of America's best-known novelists. 'The Home-Maker' has been a bestseller for Persephone Books in the United Kingdom, and with this edition it will be widely available in the United States.