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The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations: Mary Brunton, Susan Ferrier and Christian Johnstone Andrew Monnickendam

The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations: Mary Brunton, Susan Ferrier and Christian Johnstone

Andrew Monnickendam

Published November 13th 2012
ISBN : 9781137276544
Hardcover
216 pages
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The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations is an innovative critical study which challenges traditional approaches by examining Scott only after reading Brunton, Ferrier and Johnstone. Consequently, their lively wit and controversial ideasMoreThe Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations is an innovative critical study which challenges traditional approaches by examining Scott only after reading Brunton, Ferrier and Johnstone. Consequently, their lively wit and controversial ideas emerge from their novels unfettered by their purported subservience to the Great Unknown. Questions like desire, the heroine, and the love-plot, are therefore cast in a new, more human light.Attention is then switched to Scott. Will our views of the Waverley Novels undergo a minor or major change? Of particular interest are the accounts of the hero, the heroine, and, above all, that fundamental subject of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British culture: the union. This book claims that this fundamental concept is far more rickety than previously thought, and Scott, right from the beginning of his novelistic career, a much more pensative author than previously acknowledged.