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Fictions of Authenticity: The Frame Narratives and Notes of the Waverley Novels

Fiona Robertson

in Legitimate Histories: Scott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112242
eISBN:
9780191670725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter turns to the frame narrative of The Monastery, and several other types of paratext in the Waverley Novels, in order to focus on the careful constructions of authenticity which, for many ... More


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