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Western Identities and the Orient: Guy Mannering and The Talisman

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies two novels where the supposed superiority of the western observer is both represented and tested in relation to oriental ‘others’. It begins with a section on Guy Mannering, with ... More


The Problem of Walter Scott: Waverley, Guy Mannering, and a Scot(t)ish Theory of Worth

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

in Possible Scotlands: Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195169676
eISBN:
9780199787876
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169676.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Scott operates in Scottish literary and political ideas of the nation. Typically, Scott is considered an historical and romance novelist who locks Scotland in the past, but nation theory and literary ... More


Walter Scott’s Disloyal Smugglers

Ayşe Çelikkol

in Romances of Free Trade: British Literature, Laissez-Faire, and the Global Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199769001
eISBN:
9780199896943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769001.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter uncovers some of the earliest articulations of the tension between free trade and patriotism as it examines the novels of Walter Scott. Guy Mannering (1815) and Redgauntlet (1824) ... More


Fictions of a Former World

Adelene Buckland

in Novel Science: Fiction and the Invention of Nineteenth-Century Geology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226079684
eISBN:
9780226923635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923635.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Richard Owen's entry into the Geological Society of London sparked an interest and excitement in him. His wife, Caroline, wrote in her journal about Owen's witnessing interest of leading geologists ... More


Figures of Speech: Language and the Family Dynamic

Megan Perigoe Stitt

in Metaphors of Change in the Language of Nineteenth-Century Fiction: Scott, Gaskell, and Kingsley

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184423
eISBN:
9780191674242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184423.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter discusses the influence of family on the language, culture, and dialect of an individual. The influence of culture mixes and pressures on language, the individual's deviation from ... More


Walter Scott and the American Historical Novel

Fiona Robertson

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 5: The American Novel to 1870

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195385359
eISBN:
9780190252786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195385359.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 18th Century and Early American Literature

This chapter explores the complications of Walter Scott’s role in the fictionalization of America’s past. It begins by discussing Catharine Maria Sedgwick’s 1835 tale The Linwoods; or, “Sixty Years ... More


Introduction

Sarah Houghton-Walker

in Representations of the Gypsy in the Romantic Period

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780198719472
eISBN:
9780191788581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719472.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction raises the questions of identity, knowledge, and mythologizing which are central to representations of gypsies in the Romantic period. It offers an overview of relevant recent ... More


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