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Author Shaw, Harry E., 1946- author.

Title The forms of historical fiction : Sir Walter Scott and his successors / by Harry E. Shaw.

Publication Info. Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1983.


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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.
Contents A note on citations of Scott's works -- I. An approach to the historical novel -- 2. History as pastoral, history as a source of drama -- 3. History as subject -- 4. Form in Scott's novels : the hero as instrument -- 5. Form in Scott's novels : the hero as subject.
Summary Harry Shaw's aim is to promote a fuller understanding of nineteenth-century historical fiction by revealing its formal possibilities and limitations. His wide-ranging book establishes a typology of the ways in which history was used in prose fiction during the nineteenth century, examining major works by Sir Walter Scott-the first modern historical novelist-and by Balzac, Hugo, Anatole France, Eliot, Thackeray, Dickens, and Tolstoy.
Subject Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Fictional works.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Influence.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Influence.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 -- Fictional works.
Scott, Walter, 1771-1832
Historical fiction -- History and criticism.
Criticism and interpretation
Historical fiction
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Indexed Term Historical fiction in European languages, 1800-1900 - Critical studies.
Historical fiction in European languages 1800-1900
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Shaw, Harry E., 1946- The forms of historical fiction Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1983 0801415926 (DLC) 83005354
ISBN 0801415926
9781501723285 (epub)
9781501723278 (electronic bk.)
1501723278 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. GBVCP 1018223355
AU@ 000062111654

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