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The hero of the Waverley novels : with new essays on Scott

Author: Alexander Welsh
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1992.
Series: Literature in history (Princeton, N.J.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Expanded edView all editions and formats
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This study draws upon the entire canon of Sir Walter Scott's fiction in order to demonstrate its bearing on property and the behaviour prescribed for the propertied classes. The text has been revised  Read more...

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Named Person: Walter Scott; Walter Scott; Walter (1771-1832) Scott; Walter Scott; Walter Scott
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Welsh
ISBN: 0691069581 9780691069586 0691015333 9780691015330
OCLC Number: 25787136
Description: xv, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I: Romance --
Fiction as projection --
Novel or romance --
Moral truth --
Part II: The passive hero --
Two soliloquies --
Possible exceptions --
Rationale --
Part III: Character and topography --
Dark heroes --
Blonde and brunette --
The highland line --
Part IV: Property --
Nature and convention --
Property in 1814 --
The romance of property --
Part V: The heart of Mid-Lotihian --
The trial of Jeanie Deans --
Society as an abstraction --
Jeanie Deans visits the sick --
Part VI: Anxiety --
Authority --
The emotion of the hero --
Prudence --
Part VII: Rob Roy --
Francis Osbaldistone --
The plot --
Tentative fiction --
Part VIII: Honor --
Rank in life --
Self-sacrifice --
Immortality --
Part IX: Old mortality --
Henry Morton --
Life and death --
The denouement --
Contrast of styles in the Waverly novels --
History and revolution in Old mortality --
Patriarchy, contract, and repression in Scott's novels.
Series Title: Literature in history (Princeton, N.J.)
Responsibility: Alexander Welsh.
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In this brilliant and closely reasoned book the hero of the Waverley Novels is for the first time made interesting, significant, and convincing; but Mr. Welsh has also confirmed . . . Scott's own Read more...

 
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