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The possibilities of history in five novels of Walter Scott

Mary Patricia Cullinan

The possibilities of history in five novels of Walter Scott

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Published by Xerox University Microfilms in Ann Arbor, Mich .
Written in English


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StatementMary Patricia Cullinan
The Physical Object
Pagination272 p. ;
Number of Pages272
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26556586M

Each could have killed the other, and came very close to doing so. Just as every English school child knows Rowena, Rebecca, Ivanhoe, and Sir Brian de Bois Guilbert, so every French reader knows the poor but beautiful gypsy Esmeralda with her little goat; the alchemist-priest Claude Frollo, who desires her; and Quasimodo, the "hunchback of Notre Dame," who loves her and tries to save her. Fear of civil war is ever-present in Waverley not just as subject matter or historical reality, but a primal fear as deep in Scott as in Shakespeare as manifested by various allusions throughout the novel and by direct references to Henry V and Henry VI in chapter In particular, his view of Scotland is heavily influenced by the works of the novelist Sir Walter Scott and the poet James Macpherson. Levy is an English novelist who remains defiantly outside the limits of Englishness 'Saying that I'm English doesn't mean I want to be assimilated; to take on the white culture to the exclusion of all others Waverly Marriottsville, MarylandA s slave plantation in America.

But what if Napoleon had won the Battle of Waterloo in ? Handicapped by a missing shoebox that held her birth papers and the death of her English mother, she has few leads to carry out her mission and scant knowledge of Calcutta, her birthplace. Waverley West Point, Mississippi was named after the novel. The pen-friends fall in love and exchange their vows over letters, then live as man and wife without ever setting eyes on each other, their intimacy of words tested finally by life's miraculous upheavals.

Indeed, Verne's novels often describe Scotland simply as the land of Scott, or as that of his hero Rob Roy. He was released from prison in August to manage a recently returned expedition and attack on the Spanish coast. Subplots and minor characters are eliminated or relegated to the backstory. Hugo writes with an absolute command of the mot juste, about history, logistics, philosophy, religion, and political morality. Bricker, the U.


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