Improvement and Romance

Constructing the Myth of the Highlands

  • Peter Womack

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 181-211

About this book


An attempt to trace the origins of the romantic image of the Highlands, by examining the economic, military and ideological circumstances of the region's subjugation by the British state. It combines literary criticism and cultural history to produce a case study of the making of the myth.


cultural history migration poetry Romanticism Scotland structure

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter Womack
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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