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The Historical Novel at History’s End

Thomas S. Davis

in The Extinct Scene: Late Modernism and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231169424
eISBN:
9780231537889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169424.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 2: This chapter explores late modernists who used the historical novel to show how world systemic transformation migrates into the daily lives of both ordinary and eccentric characters.


Introduction

Brian Hamnett

in The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The relationship of history and literature has always been blurred. In the later eighteenth century and during the nineteenth century, concerted efforts were made to differentiate the two. History ... More


Later Exile Novels

Ailsa Wallace

in Hermynia Zur Mühlen: The Guises of Socialist Fiction

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572113
eISBN:
9780191721984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572113.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Zur Mühlen's attempt to write the Austrian novel — based on Galsworthy's model of the Forsyte Saga — in which she sought to define Austria, its identity, traditions, and ... More


Sir Walter Scott on the Field of Waterloo

Yoon Sun Lee

in Nationalism and Irony: Burke, Scott, Carlyle

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195162356
eISBN:
9780199787852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162356.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter examines why and how Scott used antiquarianism to articulate his complex, ironic nationalism. Despite its avowed patriotic intentions, antiquarianism rested on assumptions about history ... More


After‐Lives: Postmodern Experiments in Meta‐Auto/biografiction: Sartre, Nabokov, Lessing, Byatt

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is a coda considering the afterlife of modernism's engagements with life‐writings covered in Part II. It begins by sketching how the ideas traced in this study of imaginary ... More


Edward Bulwer and the ‘Terror of History’

Fiona J. Stafford

in The Last of the Race: The Growth of a Myth from Milton to Darwin

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112228
eISBN:
9780191670718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112228.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature, Mythology and Folklore

This article focuses on Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer's works on the myth of the last of the race, including the (at least) four historical novels he wrote specifically about the myth between ... More


The 1930s

Gordon Hutner

in What America Read: Taste, Class, and the Novel, 1920-1960

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832271
eISBN:
9781469605210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807887752_hutner.6
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter provides an alternative way of reading the fiction of this decade. The author begins by restating the special circumstances under which 1930s historiography has been written, and then ... More


The Historical Novel in Nineteenth-Century Europe: Representations of Reality in History and Fiction

Brian Hamnett

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199695041
eISBN:
9780191732164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695041.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Even at the height of its popularity in the early nineteenth century, the historical novel faced criticism at many levels. After its predominance in the 1810s and 1820s, writers and historians ... More


The First Modern Jew: Berthold Auerbach’s (1837) and the Beginnings of an Image

Daniel B. Schwartz

in The First Modern Jew: Spinoza and the History of an Image

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691142913
eISBN:
9781400842261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691142913.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter skips ahead fifty years from the previous chapter to find the roots of the heroic and prototypical image of Spinoza in the historical fiction of the young Berthold Auerbach (1812–1882), ... More


Classical Culture for a Classical Country: Scholarship and the Past in Vincenzo Cuoco's Plato in Italy

Giovanna Ceserani

in Classics and National Cultures

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199212989
eISBN:
9780191594205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212989.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Prose and Writers: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What is the place of the classical past and its study in Italy, a classical country whose roots reach back to antiquity but which has existed as an independent nation only since 1860? This essay ... More


Rome and the Romantic Heritage in Walter Pater’s Marius the Epicurean

Stefano Evangelista

in Romans and Romantics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199588541
eISBN:
9780191741845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588541.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

With his novel Marius the Epicurean (1885), Walter Pater moved the focus of his interest from Greek to Roman antiquity. In his reflections on historiography, his ideal of the hero as a man of feeling ... More


Minority Culture in the Age of the Nation: Jewish Historical Fiction in Nineteenth-Century Germany

Jonathan Skolnik

in Jewish Pasts, German Fictions: History, Memory, and Minority Culture in Germany, 1824-1955

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804786072
eISBN:
9780804790598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786072.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This chapter discusses dissimilation and the role of Jews in the German public sphere. It discusses novels by German-Jewish “minority” writers, including Ludwig Philippson and Marcus Lehmann, to ... More


Woman as Language in the First Series of Galdós's Episodios nacionales

DIANE FAYE UREY

in Culture and Gender in Nineteenth-Century Spain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158868
eISBN:
9780191673399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158868.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

The First Series of Benito Pérez Galdós's Episodios nacionales marks a new era in Spanish literary history. Written between 1873 and 1875 these ten ‘historical novels’ helped pave the way for the ... More


Introduction

Seamus O’Malley

in Making History New: Modernism and Historical Narrative

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199364237
eISBN:
9780199364251
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364237.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

The Introduction presents the main questions this book addresses, indicates its methodology, and surveys the field of modernist history. First theorizing the historical novel, then pondering what a ... More


Speaking my Language: Waverley, Guy Mannering and The Antiquary

Alison Lumsden

in Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641536
eISBN:
9780748651610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641536.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter studies the different ways Scott simultaneously looks back to his eighteenth-century predecessors in his early fiction. It shows how he reinvents the novel form during his search for a ... More


At home in the world? Orphans learn and remember in African American novels

Maria Holmgren Troy, Elizabeth Kella, and Helena Wahlström

in Making home: Orphanhood, kinship and cultural memory in contemporary American novels

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719089596
eISBN:
9781781707289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089596.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter offers analyses of African American orphans in Octavia Butler’s Fledgling (2005), Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories (1991), and Toni Morrison’s A Mercy (2008). These writers employ ... More


Novels as Conjectural Histories

Frank Palmeri

in "State of Nature, Stages of Society": Enlightenment Conjectural History and Modern Social Discourse

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175166
eISBN:
9780231541282
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175166.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The final chapter considers fictional narrative as a form of conjectural social thought in novels by Scott, Eliot, and Wells that examine the transition from pre-modern to modern social forms; these ... More


‘Last Confessions and Dying Words’:: The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Alison Lumsden

in Walter Scott and the Limits of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641536
eISBN:
9780748651610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641536.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter discusses The Heart of Mid-Lothian, which is unlike Scott's earlier fiction, in the sense that it is less concerned with the recovery of the past. This fiction deals with no major ... More


The Politics of Italian Romanticism: Mazzini and the Making of a Nationalist Culture

Lucy Riall

in Giuseppe Mazzini and the Globalization of Democratic Nationalism, 1830-1920

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264317
eISBN:
9780191734472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264317.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Mazzini's contribution to political change has always been controversial and difficult to assess. This chapter argues that his different activities – as journalist, as head of a vast associational ... More


Speaking for the Law: State Agency in Scott's Novels

in British State Romanticism: Authorship, Agency, and Bureaucratic Nationalism

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762281
eISBN:
9780804773485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762281.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Scott's novels rethink how the law can best enfold Scotland into Britain. Drawing on Foucault's model of pastoral state power, this chapter argues that Scott develops the historical novel in part to ... More


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