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Nationalism and Desire in Early Historical Fiction

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Ian Dennis
    Pages 1-8
  3. Ian Dennis
    Pages 45-86
  4. Ian Dennis
    Pages 87-129
  5. Ian Dennis
    Pages 130-171
  6. Ian Dennis
    Pages 172-175
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 176-203

About this book


Nationalism and Desire in Early Historical Fiction analyses a sequence of early-nineteenth-century British and American texts from a perspective informed by Rene Girard's theory of triangular of 'mimetic' desire. Jane Porter's The Scottish Chiefs , Sydney Owenson's The Wild Irish Girl , Sir Walter Scott's Waverley , Old Mortality , Rob Roy , The Pirate and Redgauntlet , and Fenimore Cooper's The Last of the Mohicans and Lionel Lincoln are given detailed new readings. General conclusions about the relationship of desire and nationalism in historical fiction are proposed.


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