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Waverley

Walter Scott


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ISBN: 9780198716594
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Edward Waverley, a young English soldier, is caught up in the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the last civil war fought on British soil and the attempt to reinstate the Stuart monarchy. With Waverley Scott invented the modern historical novel and profoundly influenced the development of European and American fiction for a century at least.
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  • Paperback
    $26.91
ISBN: 9780198716594
ANNOTATION:
Edward Waverley, a young English soldier, is caught up in the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the last civil war fought on British soil and the attempt to reinstate the Stuart monarchy. With Waverley Scott invented the modern historical novel and profoundly influenced the development of European and American fiction for a century at least.

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Edward Waverley, a young English soldier, is caught up in the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the last civil war fought on British soil and the attempt to reinstate the Stuart monarchy. With Waverley Scott invented the modern historical novel and profoundly influenced the development of European and American fiction for a century at least.

Publisher Description

'the most romantic parts of this narrative are precisely those which have a foundation in fact'Edward Waverley, a young English soldier in the Hanoverian army, is sent to Scotland where he finds himself caught up in events that quickly transform from the stuff of romance into nightmare. His character is fashioned through his experience of the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the last civil war fought on British soil and the unsuccessful attempt to reinstate the Stuart monarchy, represented by Prince Charles Edward. Waverley's love for the spirited Flora MacIvor and his romantic nature increasingly pull him towards the Jacobite cause, and test his loyalty to the utmost.With Waverley, Scott invented the historical novel in its modern form and profoundly influenced the development of the European and American novel for a century at least. Waverley asks the reader to consider how history is shaped, who owns it, and what it means to live in it - questions as vital at the beginning of the twenty-first century as the nineteenth.

Author Biography

Claire Lamont is General Editor for the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels. She has published widely on Jane Austen and Romantic literature, and has edited Scott's The Heart of Midlothian and Austen's Sense and Sensibility for Oxford World's Classics. Kathryn Sutherland is the editor of Scott's Redgauntlet, Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, and Austen-Leigh's Memoir of Jane Austen and Other Family Recollections for Oxford World's Classics. She has created a digitial edition of Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts (2010), the print edition of which is due to be published by OUP in 2014. She is the author of Jane Austen's Textual Lives: from Aeschylus to Bollywood (OUP, 2005).

Review

There are all sorts of good reasons to read Waverley; it's important, influential, deals with issues of identity and political loyalty which are most certainly still relevant, is interesting to read against the current political situation in Scotland too, but much more than that its also enjoyable. Shiny New Books, Hayley Anderton

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'the most romantic parts of this narrative are precisely those which have a foundation in fact'Edward Waverley, a young English soldier in the Hanoverian army, is sent to Scotland where he finds himself caught up in events that quickly transform from the stuff of romance into nightmare. His character is fashioned through his experience of the Jacobite rising of 1745-6, the last civil war fought on British soil and the unsuccessful attempt to reinstate the Stuart monarchy, represented by Prince Charles Edward. Waverley's love for the spirited Flora MacIvor and his romantic nature increasingly pull him towards the Jacobite cause, and test his loyalty to the utmost.With Waverley, Scott invented the historical novel in its modern form and profoundly influenced the development of the European and American novel for a century at least. Waverley asks the reader to consider how history is shaped, who owns it, and what it means to live in it - questions as vital at the beginning of the twenty-first century as the nineteenth.ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Review Quote

There are all sorts of good reasons to read Waverley; it's important, influential, deals with issues of identity and political loyalty which are most certainly still relevant, is interesting to read against the current political situation in Scotland too, but much more than that its also enjoyable.

Feature

A new edition that combines Claire Lamont's authoritative, first-edition text of the novel with a new introduction and up-to-date critical material by Kathryn Sutherland. Wide-ranging introduction, drawing on the latest scholarship, examines Waverley's claim to be the first modern historical novel and a decisive event in the development of the modern European novel. It explores the novel's appearance in 1814 and the re-affirmation of British unity following the Jacobite defeat. It looks at the novel's influence and the resurgence of historical romance today from novelists such as Hilary Mantel. Includes Scott's later Preface and Notes to the novel, adding a further valuable historical dimension. Includes a Glossary of Gaelic, Scots, and dialect words. Updated Select Bibliography.

Product Details

Author
Walter Scott
Pages
528
Year
2015
Edition
2nd
ISBN-10
0198716591
ISBN-13
9780198716594
Format
Paperback
Publication Date
2015-04-15
Audience
General/Trade
Series
World's Classics
Media
Book
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Claire Lamont
Short Title
WAVERLEY 2/E
Language
English
Publisher
Oxford University Press UK
Residence
Edinburgh, STK