Walter Scott | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Nancy Moore Goslee

This literature criticism consists of approximately 32 pages of analysis & critique of Walter Scott.
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Critical Essay by Nancy Moore Goslee

SOURCE: "Witch or Pawn: Women in Scott's Narrative Poetry," in Romanticism and Feminism, edited by Anne K. Mellor, Indiana University Press, 1988, pp. 115-36.

An American educator and critic, Goslee is the author of a study about Scott's poetry, Scott the Rhymer (1988). In the following essay, she contends that while most of the female characters in Scott's narrative poems are cast in narrow roles, a few of his women undermine gender stereotypes.

When Walter Scott reviewed Jane Austen's novel Emma in 1816, he praised it highly; but he also criticized Austen's overemphasis upon a mercenary lust for property, a prudence at odds with the sense of romance. Not only is this unfair to Austen's biting analyses of the marriage market, but it obscures Scott's own portrayals...

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