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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