The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

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Sprache - Englisch

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"The Journal of Sir Walter Scott" by Walter Scott. Published by DigiCat. DigiCat publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each DigiCat edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

About the Author

Sir Walter Scott, born on August 15, 1771, in Edinburgh, Scotland, emerged as a defining figure in the early 19th-century literature, particularly known for his historical novels. He was a pioneer in the development of the modern historical novel, blending fictional characters with historical figures and events, thus influencing a generation of writers. Scott's legal background as a clerk and then an advocate, coupled with a burgeoning interest in Scottish history and folklore, deeply informed his literary oeuvre. His seminal work 'Waverley' (1814) inaugurated a prolific period where he penned classics such as 'Ivanhoe' (1819) and 'Rob Roy' (1817). Scott's mastery in depicting the Scottish landscape and the complexity of social transformations was evident in his literary style that combined romance and realism. Scott chronicled not only the historical events but also their impacts on individual lives, often exploring themes of honor, loyalty, and societal change. After facing financial troubles, Scott's prodigious work rate actually increased, as he attempted to write himself out of debt. One of his non-fictional works, 'The Journal of Sir Walter Scott', provides a more intimate insight into his life and personality during the tumultuous final years of his career. His journals reveal the man behind the celebrated author, offering rich material on his writing process, daily life, and social observations. Scott's impact on literature was profound, ensuring his reputation as a literary giant, and earning him the recognition of 'the great magician' in his lifetime. He died on September 21, 1832, at his beloved Abbotsford house, leaving behind a rich legacy that continues to captivate readers to this day.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 123 Pages

Filesize: 466.0 KB

ISBN: 8596547718000