Descendants of Waverley: Romancing History in Contemporary Historical Fiction

Descendants of Waverley: Romancing History in Contemporary Historical Fiction

Descendants of Waverley examines contemporary novelists’ combination of historical authority and narrative art to create the “romance of history,” authentic and accessible depictions of the past. Rooted in histories of the novel beginning in the eighteenth century, but challenging conventional theories that the novel erased the romance, the work treats Walter Scott as an important influence on the genre and analyzes the strategies used to romance history in… (more)

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Publisher: Bucknell University Press (August 11, 2016)

Collection: Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850

Parent ISBN: 9781611487824

Page count: 270 pages

Language: English


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