Sir Walter Scott: Landscape and Locality

Sir Walter Scott: Landscape and Locality

by James Reed
     
 

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Scott was the first British novelist to discover in landscape a literary as well as a pictoral medium, an insight which he exploits to powerful effect in his Scottish novels. Mr Reed's book breaks new ground by demonstrating the originality of Scott's landscapes, in which romantic nature takes its place in a realistic context of people, history, architecture and

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Scott was the first British novelist to discover in landscape a literary as well as a pictoral medium, an insight which he exploits to powerful effect in his Scottish novels. Mr Reed's book breaks new ground by demonstrating the originality of Scott's landscapes, in which romantic nature takes its place in a realistic context of people, history, architecture and traditions. The author shows how, as poet and novelist, Scott explores the notion of place to a depth where it operates not merely as dramatic background but as a force which shapes and directs the minds of its inhabitants. This study adds a new dimension to the understanding of Scott's work.

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ISBN-13:
9781472509291
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
05/08/2014
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.70(d)

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