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The life of Walter Scott : a critical biography

Author: John Sutherland
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell, 1995.
Series: Blackwell critical biographies, 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Immediate and immensely readable, this masterful account is at the same time a work of major biographical scholarship. John Sutherland penetrates into the darker areas of Scott's life in a sceptical (yet sympathetic) spirit, bringing the massive oeuvre and the chronicle of the life into manageable proportions, one illumining the other. Scott - the 'Great Unknown' - has always presented challenges to the biographer.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: Walter Scott; Walter Scott, Sir; Walter Scott, Sir; Walter Scott; Walter Scott; Walter Scott; Walter Scott
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Sutherland
ISBN: 1557862311 9781557862310
OCLC Number: 30544808
Description: xi, 386 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Scott among the Scotts (1771-1783) --
Student and apprentice (1783-1790) --
Getting forward (1790-1797) --
The minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1798-1802) --
Ashestiel and The Lay of the Last minstrel (1802-1805) --
The Scott Brothers and Marmion (1806-1809) --
The complete author (1809-1811) --
Abbotsford and Waverley (1811-1814) --
Guy mannering to the antiquary (1814-1816) --
T̀ales of my Landlord' to The Heart of Midlothian (1816-1818) --
The Bride of Lammermoor to the Abbot (1818-1820) --
The Tory Grandee (1820-1822) --
The royal visit and Redgauntlet (1822-1823). The crash (1824-1826) --
Working for the creditors (1826-1827) --
The m̀agnum opus' (1828-1829) --
The last years (1830-1832).
Series Title: Blackwell critical biographies, 6.
Other Titles: Walter Scott
Responsibility: John Sutherland.

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This biography of Scott analyzes him in his various guises. Scott has always presented challenges to the biographer because of the layers of myth created by the faithful son-in-law Lockhart, and the  Read more...

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