The Black Dwarf

The Black Dwarf

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Set in south-west Scotland in the immediate aftermath of the 1707 Union, The Black Dwarf was intended to be a story about the first, abortive, Jacobite uprising of 1708. Instead it developed into a gothic tale of the supernatural. This new edition brings out the virtues in the story, long overlaid by Scott's embellishments in later editions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 238 pages
  • 148 x 216 x 24mm | 439.99g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748604510
  • 9780748604517

About Sir Walter Scott

P. D. Garside is Professor of Bibliography and Textual Studies, University of Edinburgh and editor of James Hogg's A Queer Book and Walter Scott's Guy Mannering and Waverley.show more

Review quote

The Edinburgh Edition is a monument to scholarly industry ! a must for Scott scholars. -- Alan Bold The Edinburgh Edition presents a slimmer, more handsome and more readable Scott. There is no parade of scholarship; the notes are concise and anticipate exactly what the general reader will want to have explained. This new edition provides just the right combination of readability and unobtrusive scholarly editing. The Edinburgh Edition is a monument to scholarly industry ! a must for Scott scholars. The Edinburgh Edition presents a slimmer, more handsome and more readable Scott. There is no parade of scholarship; the notes are concise and anticipate exactly what the general reader will want to have explained. This new edition provides just the right combination of readability and unobtrusive scholarly editing.show more

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192 ratings
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