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The Heyday of Sir Walter Scott

By Donald Davie

Routledge – 1961 – 168 pages

Series: Routledge Revivals

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Description

First published in 1961, this book examines a number of works popular in the Romantic period, during the heyday of Sir Walter Scott in the early part of the nineteenth century.

Encompassing works by the likes of Alexander Pushkin, Sir Walter Scott, Adam Mickiewicz and James Fenimore Cooper, this is also a meditation on the nature of Romanticism and its enduring value, as expressed in the novel form. Donald Davie also considers the meaning and importance of ‘plot’ and of ‘realism’.

Contents

1. ‘The Captain’s Daughter’: Pushkin’s Prose and Russian Realism 2. ‘The Heart of Midlothian’ 3. ‘Waverley’ 4. 'Pan Tadeusz’ 5. ‘Rob Roy’ 6. Maria Edgeworth 7. Scott and the Novel in England 8. The Leatherstocking Novels 9. ‘The Pioneers’ 10. Cooper and Scott: ‘The Water Witch’

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Description: By Donald Davie. First published in 1961, this book examines a number of works popular in the Romantic period, during the heyday of Sir Walter Scott in the early part of the nineteenth century. Encompassing works by the likes of Alexander Pushkin, Sir Walter Scott, Adam...
Categories: Literature, British Literature, 19th Century Literature