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The Miscellaneous Prose Works of Sir Walter Scott, Bart

By Sir Walter Scott

1854 - Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black

10" by 6.5"; (iv) 852pp.

 

DETAILS

A collection of the literary biographies, letters and essays by Sir Walter Scott.

Containing The Life of John Dryden, Memoirs of Jonathan Swift, Provincial Antiquities of Scotland and Reliques of Robert Burns.

With vignette titles to each new section.

Much of Scott's autograph work shows an almost stream-of-consciousness approach to writing. He included little in the way of punctuation in his drafts, leaving such details to the printers to supply.

After being essentially unstudied for many decades, a small revival of interest in Scott's work began in the 1970s and 1980s. Postmodern tastes favoured discontinuous narratives and the introduction of the 'first person', yet they were more favourable to Scott's work than Modernist tastes. Scott is now seen as an important innovator and a key figure in the development of Scottish and world literature.

CONDITION

In a calf binding. Externally sound, with some light rubbing and some wear to the spine and extremities. Joints starting, but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Bookplate dated 1861 to front pastedown. Pages are generally bright, with just some scattered light spotting. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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