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Miranda Burgess
Associate Professor of English, UBC

Affiliation with UVic English: Alumni, BA Hons 1990

Special Book: The Heart of Midlothian, Walter Scott

When did you first read this book: First: 1987, in UVic English 384 (Nineteenth-Century Novel) with V. Neufeld. Second: 1990, in Boston University English 892 (Framing Fiction), with John T. Matthews.

Why is this book important to you?

In working with this book, I learned that it’s possible to combine rigorous historical argument with close study of literary form.