Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction ( Oxford English Monographs Series)

Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction ( Oxford English Monographs Series)

by Fiona Robertson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0198112246

ISBN-13: 9780198112242

Pub. Date: 04/21/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Legitimate Histories is an innovative reading of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels in the context of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic. The book includes analyses of such neglected works as The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, and Woodstock, as well as the more frequently studied Rob Roy, The Heart of Midlothian, and Redgauntlet. Offering fresh insight

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Legitimate Histories is an innovative reading of Walter Scott's Waverley Novels in the context of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Gothic. The book includes analyses of such neglected works as The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, and Woodstock, as well as the more frequently studied Rob Roy, The Heart of Midlothian, and Redgauntlet. Offering fresh insight into the variety and complexity of Scott's novels, and into the traditions of criticism which have so often obscured them, Legitimate Histories makes an important contribution to the study of Romanticism, the novel, and to current theoretical debates concerning historical fiction and historiographic authority.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198112242
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
04/21/1994
Series:
Oxford English Monographs Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.63(w) x 8.75(h) x 0.97(d)

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