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The Waverly Novels

By Sir Walter Scott

1860 - Edinburgh - Adam and Charles Black.

6.5" by 4.5"

 

 

DETAILS

A complete, uniformly-bound collection of Scott's Waverley Novels.

Illustrated with engraved title pages and frontispieces to each volume.

Containing:

1 and 2: Waverley (in two volumes)

3 and 4: Guy Mannering (in two volumes)

5 and 6: The Antiquary (in two volumes)

7 and 8: Rob Roy (in two volumes)

9: The Black Dwarf/Old Mortality

10: Old Mortality

11 and 12: The Heart of Mid-Lothian (in two volumes)

13. The Heart of Midlothian/The Bride of Lammermoor

14. Bride of Lammermoor

15. Legend of Montrose

16 and 17: Ivanhoe (in two volumes)

18 and 19: The Monastery (in two volumes)

20 and 21: The Abbot (in two volumes)

22 and 23: Kenilworth (in two volumes)

24 and 25: The Pirate (in two volumes)

26 and 27: Fortunes of Nigel (in two volumes)

28, 29 and 30: Peveril of the Peak (in three volumes)

31 and 32: Quentin Durward (in two volumes)

33 and 34: St Ronan's Well (in two volumes)

35 and 36: Redgauntlet (in two volumes)

37.The Betrothed

38.The Talisman

39 and 40: Woodstock (in two volumes)

41. Highland Widow/Two Drovers

42 and 43: The Fair Maid of Perth (in two volumes)

44 and 45: Anne of Geierstein

46. Count Robert of Paris

47. Count Robert of Paris/Castle Dangerous

48. Castle Dangerous/The Surgeon's Daughter

Although Scott had attained celebrity through his poetry, he soon tried his hand at documenting his researches into the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders in prose fiction stories and novels at the time still considered aesthetically inferior to poetry (above all to such classical genres as the epic or poetic tragedy) as a mimetic vehicle for portraying historical events. In an innovative and astute action, he wrote and published his first novel, Waverley, anonymously. It was a tale of the Jacobite rising of 1745.

There followed a succession of novels over the next five years, each with a Scottish historical setting. Mindful of his reputation as a poet, Scott maintained the anonymity he had begun with Waverley, publishing the novels under the name "Author of Waverley" or as "Tales of..." with no author. Among those familiar with his poetry, his identity became an open secret, but Scott persisted maintaining the fade, perhaps because he thought his old-fashioned father would disapprove of his engaging in such a trivial pursuit as novel writing. During this time Scott became known by the nickname "The Wizard of the North".

Complete in forty-eight volumes.

CONDITION

In half-morocco bindings. Externally, generally smart, though with some slight rubbing. Slight wear to the head of Head of Midlothian and the second volume of Rob Roy. Internally, firmly bound. Three hinges are strained. Pages are bright and clean, with just the odd spot. Overall: VERY GOOD.

 


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