The imaginative construction of historical character: What Georg Lukács and Walter Scott could tell contemporary novelists

Keith Ferguson

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Abstract

Discusses the approach used by novelists George Lukaács and Walter Scott in constructing imaginative historical character. Importance of avoiding modernisation in the thoughts, feelings and attitudes of characters in historical novel according to Lukaács; Dominance of moral education in Scott's novels; Role of enlightenment in Scott's novels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-48
Number of pages17
JournalScottish Literary Review
Volume6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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