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The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations

Mary Brunton, Susan Ferrier and Christian Johnstone

Authors: Monnickendam, A.

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Using a wealth of diverse source material this book comprises an innovative critical study which, for the first time, examines Scott through the filter of his female contemporaries. It not only provides thought-provoking ideas about their handling of, for example, the love-plot, but also produces a different, more sombre Scott.

About the authors

ANDREW MONNICKENDAM is Professor of English at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain. His major research interests are the literature of war and the Scottish novel. Together with his colleague, Aránzazu Usandizaga, he edited Back to Peace: Reconciliation and Retribution in the Postwar Period, a Choice Outstanding Academic Title, 2008. He has published widely on Scottish literature, including the first modern edition of Christian Johnstone's Clan-Albin.

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'By means of close and ingenious readings of the Scottish novels by Scott's female contemporaries Brunton, Ferrier, Johnstone this study enhances and extends our understanding of just how rich and complex, if not to say how radical in every sense, was his own fictional art. While engaging fully with current criticism in the field, it keeps a sharp eye on Scott's legacy among the nineteenth century novelists both British and European who followed him. In doing so it raises important questions about the role and representation of violence in the making of the modern state, and many of the paradoxes inherent in the idea of the British union.

As we should expect from the first modern editor of Johnstone's Clan-Albin the author deals expertly with the contradictions which characterize her work and, by exploring her overtly radical political agenda, is able to expose how the maintenance of Christian fortitude in both Brunton and Ferrier may in fact complement elements of a proto-feminist sensibility. This in turn bears on the discussion of the re-structuring of models of masculinity in the period and the treatment of military and 'manly' courage and the rendering of female desire manifest not only in Scott's 'heroic romance', but more widely in European fiction.' - Simon Edwards, Principle Lecturer in English Literature, University of Roehampton, London

'Monnickendam takes us beyond Scott and Hogg with a refreshingly important reclamation of women's writing and its importance to the national tale in Scotland.' Murray Pittock, Bradley Professor of English Literature, University of Glasgow, UK


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Monnickendam, Andrew

    Pages 1-24

  • Mary Brunton: From the Soul of the Baroque to Tron Church

    Monnickendam, Andrew

    Pages 25-63

  • Susan Ferrier and the Lucre-banished Clans

    Monnickendam, Andrew

    Pages 64-99

  • Christian Isobel Johnstone: From Centrifugal to Centripetal

    Monnickendam, Andrew

    Pages 100-138

  • Question Time: The Debate on Fiction

    Monnickendam, Andrew

    Pages 139-183

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Novels of Walter Scott and his Literary Relations
Book Subtitle
Mary Brunton, Susan Ferrier and Christian Johnstone
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-27655-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137276551
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-27654-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-44671-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 207
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