Sir Walter Scott

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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is famous for his poetry and historical romances such as Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. As the first English-language author to achieve truly international fame in his lifetime, his depiction of Scottish history and culture spread around the world so effectively that it persists even today. Scott also contributed to Scottish history himself: in 1818 he helped to unearth Scotland's missing crown jewels, and he also led the campaign that saved the Scottish banknote when the London Parliament threatened its existence. First published in 1878 in the first series of 'English Men of Letters', this biography by the journalist Richard H. Hutton (1826-97) tells Scott's story from his childhood and ancestry, through his early years as an advocate to his extraordinary fame and success as a writer, through bankruptcy to recovery, and his final more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1139083937
  • 9781139083935

Table of contents

Prefatory note; 1. Ancestry, parentage, and childhood; 2. Youth - choice of a profession; 3. Love and marriage; 4. Earliest poetry and Border Ministrelsy; 5. Scott's maturer poems; 6. Companions and friends; 7. First country homes; 8. Removal to Abbotsford, and life there; 9. Scott's partnerships with the Ballantynes; 10. The Waverley novels; 11. Scott's morality and religion; 12. Distractions and amusements at Abbotsford; 13. Scott and George IV; 14. Scott as a politician; 15. Scott in adversity; 16. The last year; 17. The end of the more