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Fiction against History: Scott as Storyteller (Hardback)
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Fiction against History: Scott as Storyteller (Hardback)

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Hardback 156 Pages / Published: 28/07/1989
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Walter Scott was acutely conscious of the fictionality of his historical novels. In this 1989 book, James Kerr reads the Waverley novels as a grand fictional project constructed around the relationship between the language of fiction and historical reality. We can see throughout Scott's novels a tension between the romancer, recasting the events of the past in accordance with recognizably literary logics, and the historian, presenting an accurate account of the past. This contradiction, reflected in Scott's generic mixture of romance and realism, remains unresolved, even in the most self-conscious of his works. It is in this interplay of fiction and history that Professor Kerr identifies the rich complexity of the Waverley novels.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521364256
Number of pages: 156
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 13 mm

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