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The Resource Reinventing Liberty : Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott, Fiona Price, (electronic resource)

Reinventing Liberty : Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott, Fiona Price, (electronic resource)

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Reinventing Liberty : Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott
Title
Reinventing Liberty
Title remainder
Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Price
Title variation
Reinventing Liberty, Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sir Walter Scott is often regarded as the first historical novelist. Reinventing Liberty challenges this view by returning us to the rich range of historical fiction written in the late 18th and early 19th century. For the first time placing these works in the context of British politics and British history writing, this book redefines the historical novel, revealing a genre which seeks to manage political change through historiographical experimentation. It explores how historical novelists participated in a contentious debate concerning the nature of commercial modernity, the formulation of political progress and British national identity. Ranging across well-known writers, like William Godwin, Horace Walpole and Frances Burney, to lesser-known figures, such as Cornelia Ellis Knight and Jane Porter, Reinventing Liberty uncovers how history becomes a site to rethink Britain as ‘land of liberty’. Reading Scott in relation to this tradition, Reinventing Liberty demonstrates the genre’s troubled role in the construction of the myth of Britain as a nation of gradual, safe political change.--
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Price, Fiona
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223
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dictionaries
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  • Open Access e-Books
  • Edinburgh Critical Studies in Romanticism
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  • Literature
  • History
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Reinventing Liberty : Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott, Fiona Price, (electronic resource)
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http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=608322
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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online resource
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Control code
(OCoLC)928607787
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Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781474402965
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computer
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rdamedia.
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illustrations, figures, tables.
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not applicable
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remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945384036
Terms governing use
CC BY-NC.
Label
Reinventing Liberty : Nation, Commerce and the British Historical Novel from Walpole to Scott, Fiona Price, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.oapen.org/search?identifier=608322
Publication
Distribution
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
(OCoLC)928607787
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (256 pages)
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781474402965
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
illustrations, figures, tables.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945384036
Terms governing use
CC BY-NC.

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