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The Laird of Abbotsford By A. N. Wilson

The Laird of Abbotsford
by A. N. Wilson

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This critical study of the life and work of Sir Walter Scott attempts to reassess his great influence on literature by looking back through the indifference which has surrounded Scott in this century, and the idolatry of the Victorians, to recapture his work as it appeared to his contemporaries.
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The Laird of Abbotsford: View of Sir Walter Scott by A. N. Wilson

Despite his enormous output as a novelist, poet, biographer and historian, Sir Walter Scott only embarked on his literary career in early middle age. In the face of constant ill-health and financial and domestic troubles, he successfully combined the activities of a best-selling author with that of a lawyer, landowner, Border farmer and part-time soldier. This critical study of his life and work attempts to reassess his great influence on literature by looking back through the indifference which has surrounded Scott in this century, and the idolatry of the Victorians, to recapture his work as it appeared to his contemporaries. All of his novels are analyzed and his influence assessed not only on the literary field but also in the worlds of art, architecture, opera and domestic manners, and by figures as diverse as Lord Byron, Queen Victoria, Dickens, Donizetti, Pugin and Victor Hugo.

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Table of Contents


The Border minstrel - Scott's poetry; the man of action - "Waverley" and "Rob Roy"; love and friendship - "Guy Mannering", "The Antiquary", "St Ronan's Well", "The Surgeon's Daughter" and "Redgauntlet"; Scott's religion - "The Monastery" and "The Abbot"; "Old Mortality" and "The Heart of Midlothian"; Scott's heroines - "The Bride of Lammermoor" and "Kenilworth"; Scott's medievalism; the Gurnal; Scott and the critics.

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GOR001589819
The Laird of Abbotsford: View of Sir Walter Scott by A. N. Wilson
A. N. Wilson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1989-05-04
213
0192825887
9780192825889
N/A
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