Scott: Waverley by Richard HumphreyScott: Waverley by Richard Humphrey

Scott: Waverley

byRichard Humphrey

Paperback | November 26, 1993

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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.
Title:Scott: WaverleyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:148 pages, 7.8 × 5.08 × 0.35 inPublished:November 26, 1993Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521378885

ISBN - 13:9780521378888

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Table of Contents

Chronology; Introduction; 1. Scott's changing world and the making of Waverley; 2. Waverley as story; 3. Waverley as history; 4. Waverley as initiator; 5. Conclusions; Appendix; Guide to further reading.