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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


Encounters with Capitalism on R. L. Stevenson’s Early Coasts

David Sergeant

in Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474435734
eISBN:
9781474453721
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474435734.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter pursues imaginative continuities in R. L. Stevenson’s writing of the coast across different locations, times and genres – from essays to fiction, from Scotland to California to the South ... More


Regions of Adventure

Jenni Calder

in Lost in the Backwoods: Scots and the North American Wilderness

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748647392
eISBN:
9780748689279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748647392.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Wilderness and the moving frontier constituted an environment of heroics, anarchy and lawlessness, and these in turn became the ingredients for many different kinds of adventure narratives. Among ... More


Scottish Literature and the British Empire

Angela Smith

in Scotland and the British Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199573240
eISBN:
9780191731310
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573240.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The chapter opens with a discussion of attitudes to migrant experience, contrasting the achievement of Lachlan Macquarie in Australia with the inflexibility of John Wedderburn in Jamaica and ... More


Touch-and-go with Robert Louis Stevenson

Adrian Poole

in Thinking Through Style: Non-Fiction Prose of the Long Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198737827
eISBN:
9780191801273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198737827.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Stevenson himself declared that ‘style is of the essence of thinking’, but detractors thought him all style and no substance, a brilliant but vacuous mimic, while even admirers worried about his ... More


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