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Walter Scott and modernity

Author: Andrew Lincoln
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2007.
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The author argues that, far from turning away from modernity to indulge a nostalgic vision of the past, Sir Walter Scott uses the past as means of exploring key problems in the modern world. The study includes insights into some of Scott's greatest novels.
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Lincoln, Andrew.
Walter Scott and modernity.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c2007
(DLC) 2007532992
(OCoLC)77012670
Named Person: Walter Scott; Walter Scott, Sir
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Lincoln
ISBN: 9780748631353 0748631356
OCLC Number: 227208298
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 250 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Towards the Modern Nation: The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, The Lady of the Lake, and Waverley --
The Condition of England: Ivanhoe and Kenilworth --
Western Identities and the Orient: Guy Mannering and The Talisman --
Commerce, Civilisation, War, and the Highlands: Rob Roy and A Legend of the Wars of Montrose --
Liberal Dilemmas: Scott and Covenanting Tradition: The Tale of Old Mortality and The Heart of Mid-Lothian --
Liberal Dilemmas: Liberty or Alienation? The Bride of Lammermoor and Redgauntlet --
Postscript.
Responsibility: Andrew Lincoln.

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