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The Resource Possible Scotlands : Walter Scott and the story of tomorrow, Caroline McCracken-Flesher

Possible Scotlands : Walter Scott and the story of tomorrow, Caroline McCracken-Flesher

Label
Possible Scotlands : Walter Scott and the story of tomorrow
Title
Possible Scotlands
Title remainder
Walter Scott and the story of tomorrow
Statement of responsibility
Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"No thanks to Walter Scott, Scotland has at last regained its parliament. If this statement sounds extreme, it echoes the tone that criticism of Scott and his culture has taken through the twentieth century. Scott is supposed to have provided stories of the past that allowed his country no future - that pushed it "out of history." Scotland became a place so absorbed in nostalgia that it could not construct politics for a changing world." "Possible Scotlands disagrees. It argues that the tales Scott told, however romanticized, also provided for a national future. They do not tell the story of a Scotland lost in time and lacking value. Instead they open up a narrative space where the nation is always imaginable. This book reads across Scott's complex characters and plots, his many personae, his interventions in his nation's nineteenth-century politics, to reveal the author as an energetic producer of literary and national culture working to prevent a simple or singular message. Indeed, Scott invites readers into his texts to develop multiple and forward-looking interpretations of a Scotland always in formation. Scott's texts and his nation are alive in their constant retelling. Scott was an author for Scotland's new times."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McCracken-Flesher, Caroline
Dewey number
823/.7
Index
index present
LC call number
PR5343.S3
LC item number
M33 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Literature and history
  • Historical fiction, English
  • English fiction
  • National characteristics, Scottish, in literature
  • Scott, Walter
  • Scotland
Label
Possible Scotlands : Walter Scott and the story of tomorrow, Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of Walter Scott: Waverley, Guy Mannering, and a Scot(t)ish theory of Worth -- Circulating Scotlands: telling, tellers, and tales in The antiquary, The tale of old mortality, and The heart of mid-lothian -- Chancing Scotland: playing for de-valuation in The fortunes of Nigel and at the King's visit (1822) -- Performing other/wise: The Talisman and Woodstock -- Telling over: the value of an audience for Malachi Malagrowther and Chrystal Croftangry -- Making meaning beyond the ending: Castle dangerous and Walter Scott's last words
Control code
60559892
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780195169676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005015446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195169676
Label
Possible Scotlands : Walter Scott and the story of tomorrow, Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-216) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The problem of Walter Scott: Waverley, Guy Mannering, and a Scot(t)ish theory of Worth -- Circulating Scotlands: telling, tellers, and tales in The antiquary, The tale of old mortality, and The heart of mid-lothian -- Chancing Scotland: playing for de-valuation in The fortunes of Nigel and at the King's visit (1822) -- Performing other/wise: The Talisman and Woodstock -- Telling over: the value of an audience for Malachi Malagrowther and Chrystal Croftangry -- Making meaning beyond the ending: Castle dangerous and Walter Scott's last words
Control code
60559892
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780195169676
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005015446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780195169676

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