Scott: Waverley

Scott: Waverley

by Richard Humphrey
     
 

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Scott's Waverley (1814), set in and around the Jacobite Rising in the Scotland of 1745-6, was the first historical novel in world literature. It became a landmark also in European historiography, literary realism and book-selling. In this study, Richard Humphrey traces and accounts for the text's broad impact and shows its originality in tackling the manifold issues… See more details below

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Scott's Waverley (1814), set in and around the Jacobite Rising in the Scotland of 1745-6, was the first historical novel in world literature. It became a landmark also in European historiography, literary realism and book-selling. In this study, Richard Humphrey traces and accounts for the text's broad impact and shows its originality in tackling the manifold issues of rebellion and warfare, separatism and Union, prejudice and cultural tolerance. He sets Waverley in its social and literary context, provides detailed analysis of key portions of the text, and offers guidance on further reading.

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ISBN-13:
9780521378888
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/04/1993
Series:
Landmarks of World Literature Series
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.08(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.35(d)

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