Journals Higher Education



Published: 22 September 2005

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195169676

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Possible Scotlands

Walter Scott and the Story of Tomorrow

Caroline McCracken-Flesher

Is Walter Scott to blame for the limitations of modern Scotland? In Possible Scotlands, Caroline McCracken-Flesher argues that Scott used his position as popular author to negotiate a national identity for his homeland. The variety of Scott's tales suggest not a Scotland receding into the past, but one energetically alive in the past and future of its telling.