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Scott wrote short stories throughout his career, some included within novels, others published separately in periodicals. This collection of the stories from periodicals extends from his earliest published fiction to his last and comprises pieces from The Edinburgh Annual Register (1811), The Sale-Room (1817), Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1817-1818) and The Keepsake (1828-1831). Only three of these stories have been regularly reprinted; the other five are here made readily available for the first time. Publication in periodicals offered Scott new opportunities to explore the potential of the short story form and to demonstrate his enormous versatility as a writer of fiction.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 280 pages
  • 142 x 216 x 24mm | 458.13g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748605894
  • 9780748605897
  • 2,171,870

About Sir Walter Scott

Graham Tulloch is Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. Judy King is Research Associate in English at Flinders University, Australia.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; The Inferno of Altisidora; Christopher Corduroy; Alarming Increase of Depravity Among Animals; Phantasmagoria; My Aunt Margaret's Mirror; The Tapestried Chamber; Death of the Laird's Jock; A Highland Anecdote; Essay on the Text; Emendation List; End-of-line Hyphens; Historical Note; Explanatory Notes; Glossary.show more

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The Shorter Fiction, as with all the volumes of the EEWN, contains all the full texts based on the first published version, followed by an 'Essay on the Text' by the editors of the volume offering a detailed and comprehensive account of the genesis, composition, and editorial history of each work. It also includes an 'Emendation List' made to the first editions, comprehensive historical accounts, explanatory notes and a glossary. These supplementary materials will be indispensable to scholars and students alike. -- Deirdre A. Shepherd, University of Edinburgh BARS Bulletin and Review Reviving almost forgotten stories... the editors [...] invite us to share their vision of an energetically creative Scott whose imaginative works can still surprise and affect us. -- Regina Hewitt Scottish Literary Review The Shorter Fiction, as with all the volumes of the EEWN, contains all the full texts based on the first published version, followed by an 'Essay on the Text' by the editors of the volume offering a detailed and comprehensive account of the genesis, composition, and editorial history of each work. It also includes an 'Emendation List' made to the first editions, comprehensive historical accounts, explanatory notes and a glossary. These supplementary materials will be indispensable to scholars and students alike. Reviving almost forgotten stories... the editors [...] invite us to share their vision of an energetically creative Scott whose imaginative works can still surprise and affect us.show more