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Legitimate HistoriesScott, Gothic, and the Authorities of Fiction$
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Fiona Robertson

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198112242

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.001.0001

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Conclusion: Labyrinth, Origin, and the Gothic House of Mystery: Woodstock

Conclusion: Labyrinth, Origin, and the Gothic House of Mystery: Woodstock

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(p.265) Conclusion: Labyrinth, Origin, and the Gothic House of Mystery: Woodstock
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Legitimate Histories
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Fiona Robertson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112242.003.0008

This chapter draws together the main proposals made in this study by examining the questions of Gothic form, suspenseful narrative, and legitimacies–both novelistic and political–as raised by one last novel, Woodstock. Woodstock, published six years before Scott's death, highlights his interest in frames, narrative and pictorial, symbolic and metonymic structure, and the figure of the labyrinth. It is also a good example of the way in which historical events are re-imagined as tales of mystery. The chapter examines the intense and repetitive imagery which leads up to these fake confrontations.

Keywords:   Walter Scott, Gothic novel, Gothic form, imagery, mystery

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