Entailing the Nation: Inheritance and History in Walter Scott's The Antiquary

June 2012
Studies in Romanticism;Summer2012, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p149
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the 1816 novel "The Antiquary" by the Scottish writer Walter Scott. More specifically, the author focuses on the complex political and economic context that informs the novel. Particular focus is paid to Scott's treatment of Scotland's law of entail, a statute that sought to limit the alienation of property.


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