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Reinventing liberty : nation, commerce and the historical novel from Walpole to Scott

Title
Reinventing liberty : nation, commerce and the historical novel from Walpole to Scott / Fiona Price.
ISBN
9781474402972
1474402976
9781474412896
1474412890
147442211X
9781474422116
9781474402965
1474402968
Publication
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2016]
Copyright Notice Date
©2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations.
Local Notes
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Summary
"The British historical novel has often been defined in the terms set by Walter Scott's fiction, as a reflection on a clear break between past and present. Reinventing Liberty challenges this view by returning us to the rich range of historical novels written in the late eighteenth-century. It explores how these works participated in a contentious debate concerning political change and British national identity. Ranging across well-known writers, such as William Godwin, Horace Walpole and Frances Burney, to lesser-known figures, including Cornelia Ellis Knight and Jane Porter, 'Reinventing Liberty' reveals how history becomes a site to rethink Britain as 'land of liberty' and positions Scott in relation to this tradition."-- Unedited summary from book
Variant and related titles
KU 2015-16 Round 2 Collection. OCLC KB.
Other formats
Print version: Price, Fiona L. Reinventing liberty. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press [2016]
Format
Books / Online
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 06, 2023
Series
Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism.
Edinburgh critical studies in romanticism
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-234) and index.
Contents
Ancient liberties
The labours of history
Uneasy alliance : liberty and the nation
Conserving histories : chivalry, science and liberty
The end of history? Scott, his precursors and the violent past.
Genre/Form
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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