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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


Labyrinths of Deceit: Culture, Modernity and Identity in the Nineteenth Century

Richard J. Walker

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853238492
eISBN:
9781846315404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315404
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Prominent citizens in nineteenth-century England believed themselves to be living in a time of unstoppable progress. Yet running just beneath Victorian triumphalism were strong undercurrents of chaos ... More


The Schopenhauer Legacy

Frederick C. Beiser

in Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860–1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198768715
eISBN:
9780191822070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768715.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter treats the influence of Schopenhauer’s philosophy after 1860. It is argued that this influence should be measured not only by the individual thinkers he affected, as hitherto, but more ... More


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