Scott's shadow : the novel in Romantic Edinburgh / Ian Duncan.
By: Duncan, Ian.Material type: TextSeries: Literature in history (Princeton, N.J.): Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2007ISBN: 9780691043838 (acid-free paper); 0691043833 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832 -- Influence | English fiction -- Scottish authors -- History and criticism | English fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism | Romanticism -- Scotland | Nationalism in literature | National characteristics, Scottish, in literature | Modernism (Literature) -- Scotland | Scotland -- In literature | Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Intellectual life -- 19th centuryDDC classification: 823.0099411 Other classification: HL 1080 | HL 1295 | HL 1301 | HL 4265
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -373) and index.
Edinburgh, capital of the nineteenth century - The invention of national culture -- Economies of national character -- Modernity's other worlds -- The rise of fiction -- Hogg's body -- The upright corpse -- Theoretical histories of society -- Authenticity effects -- A new spirit of the age.
"Scott's Shadow is the first comprehensive account of the flowering of Scottish fiction between 1802 and 1832, when post-Enlightenment Edinburgh rivaled London as a center for literary and cultural innovation. Ian Duncan shows how Walter Scott became the central figure in these developments, and how he helped redefine the novel as the principal modern genre for the representation of national historical life." "Duncan traces the rise of a cultural nationalist ideology and the ascendancy of Scott's Waverley novels in the years after Waterloo. He argues that the key to Scott's achievement and its unprecedented impact was the actualization of a realist aesthetic of fiction, one that offered a socializing model of the imagination as first theorized by Scottish philosopher and historian David Hume. This aesthetic, Duncan contends, provides a powerful novelistic alternative to the Kantian-Coleridgean account of the imagination that has been taken as normative for British Romanticism since the early twentieth century."--BOOK JACKET.