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Comparisons of Scott and Byron, so normal to nineteenth century readers, are scarce these days. utilizing a number of serious and philosophical vocabularies illustratively, notwithstanding now not dependently, this learn offers a well timed and unique learn of 2 giants of nineteenth century ecu literature engaged in an experimental, mutually-informing act of genre-splicing, looking to go back background and romance to what either perceived was once their local complementarity. The publication exhibits how either writers utilise ancient examples to signify the ongoing relevance of romance versions, and the way they confront threats to that relevance, whether or not they derive from the linear belief of heritage or the 'romantic' misapprehension of it. The argument proceeds through analyzing these threats, after which weighing the revival of romance through, instead of contra, the ancient.

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