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Revolution and the historical novel

Author: John P McWilliams
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is an account of the ways the promise and threat of political revolution has informed historical novels from Walter Scott to the near present. Building off of the Marxist scholarly tradition of Georg Lukacs and Frederic Jameson, this book emphasizes the transformation of literary conventions to adapt to changing historical contexts.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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McWilliams, John P.
Revolution and the historical novel.
Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2017046217
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John P McWilliams
ISBN: 9781498503280 1498503284
OCLC Number: 1007494774
Description: 1 online resource (lviii, 301 pages)
Contents: Foreword: A search for synthesis --
Introduction: Revolutions and restorations --
Metaphor: controlling the past --
Scott: the totality of history --
Transforming the neutral ground --
Waverer and fanatic --
Revolution and battle honor --
Men under trial: revolutionary justice --
The appeal of the old order: the threat of the new --
Women, children & the progressive ending --
New directions --
Conclusion: Scott's legacy: Flaubert and the Marxist revolutionary novel, 1848.
Responsibility: John McWilliams.

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Like Martha Bowden in Descendants of Waverley (CH, Mar'17, 54-3103), McWilliams (emer., Middlebury College) insists on a continuous tradition of historical fiction going back to Walter Scott. Read more...

 
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