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Walter Scott and Modernity

Andrew Lincoln


This book argues that, far from turning away from modernity to indulge a nostalgic vision of the past, Scott uses the past as a means of exploring key problems in the modern world. This study includes critical introductions to some of the most widely read poems published in nineteenth-century Britain (which are also the most scandalously neglected), and insights into the narrative strategies and ideological interests of some of Scott's greatest novels. It explores the impact of the French revolution on attitudes to tradition, national heritage, historical change and modernity in the romantic p ... More

Keywords: Walter Scott, modern world, poems, nineteenth-century Britain, French revolution, national heritage, historical change, modernity, romantic period, progress

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780748626069
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrew Lincoln, author