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Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction

Penny Fielding

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121800
eISBN:
9780191671319
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121800.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores the concepts of nationality and culture in the context of 19th-century Scottish fiction, through the writing of Walter Scott, James Hogg, R. L. Stevenson, and Margaret Oliphant. It ... More


Hogg, Maturin, and the Gothic National Tale

Murray Pittock

in Scottish and Irish Romanticism

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232796
eISBN:
9780191716409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232796.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines the lasting appeal of the Gothic, its nature as a genre, and its inflections in Scotland's and Ireland's national literatures. In particular, it discusses James Hogg and Charles ... More


The Life of Sir Walter Scott by John Macrone: Edited with an Introduction by Daniel Grader

Daniel Grader (ed.)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780748669912
eISBN:
9781474422208
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748669912.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

John Macrone (1809-1837), Dickens's first publisher, was also Scott's first biographer. His unfinished life of Scott, filled with unique anecdotes and sidelights on the reception of the Waverley ... More


Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Richard Cronin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book begins with two fatal duels, as the best introduction to a literary period best defined by its antagonisms – between England and Scotland, Whigs and Tories, men and women, and between poets ... More


Mr Knight's Best Small Capitals

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter contends that this was the first age of print, the age when, as the New Monthly put it, print became ‘like to the air we breathe’, ‘the medium through which we receive every idea and ... More


Disunity of Mind: The Novel as Magazine

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter argues that the magazine became the dominant genre of the period, and that one primary indicator of this is that the novel became increasingly miscellaneous, increasingly magazine‐like. ... More


Jack and Gill

Richard Cronin

in Paper Pellets: British Literary Culture after Waterloo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199582532
eISBN:
9780191722929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582532.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The chapter describes the determined and flamboyant campaign in the decade after Waterloo to reassert the masculine character of the republic of letters which, many male writers seemed to believe, ... More


Revolution and the Form of the British Novel, 1790-1825: Intercepted Letters, Interrupted Seductions

Nicola J. Watson

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112976
eISBN:
9780191670893
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112976.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Whatever happened to the epistolary novel? Why was it that by 1825 the principal narrative form of 18th-century fiction had been replaced by the third-person and often historicised models which have ... More


Where Once We Stood Rejoicing

Stephen Gill

in Wordsworth's Revisitings

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199268771
eISBN:
9780191730832
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268771.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, Poetry

In a poem from his late Italian tour, ‘Musings Near Aquapendente’, Wordsworth introduces lines written 45 or more years earlier. They lead him to remember two great figures, Sir Walter Scott and ... More


‘Living, and Life-like’: Storytelling in The Three Perils of Man

Penny Fielding

in Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture, and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198121800
eISBN:
9780191671319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198121800.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on James Hogg's The Three Perils of Man, one of his more extended analyses of storytelling. The novel, published in 1822, defeats any attempt at categorization; its plot alone is ... More


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