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Scott : Waverley - Richard Humphrey

Paperback Published: 3rd January 1994
ISBN: 9780521378888
Number Of Pages: 148

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Scott's Waverley (1814), set in and around the Jacobite Rising in the Scotland of 1745 6, was the first historical novel in world literature. Innovative and humane in its plot, rich in social detail, and truly international in popularity, it not only launched a genre, but also became a landmark in literary realism, in historiography and in bookselling. In this study, Richard Humphrey traces and accounts for the text's impact on historical fiction and shows its originality in tackling the manifold issues of rebellion and warfare, separatism and union, prejudice and cultural tolerance. He sets Waverley in its social and literary context, provides detailed analysis of key portions of the text, and offers guidance on further reading."

Scott's changing world and the making of Waverley
Waverley as story
Waverley as history
Waverley as initiator
Guide to further reading
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ISBN: 9780521378888
ISBN-10: 0521378885
Series: Landmarks of World Literature (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 148
Published: 3rd January 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.17