Launch of the Complete Walter Scott Waverley Novels

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Launch of the Complete Walter Scott Waverley Novels

Walter Scott wrote a whopping 28 historical novels, and now they've been collected into one convenient, critically edited edition. On hand for the evening are the editors of Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, David Hewitt and Alison Lumsden, who hope the new edition helps people dive into Scott's ground-breaking work.

Sir Walter Scott is a household name. He was the first and arguably the greatest of Scotland’s historical novelists. But how many of us can actually claim to have read any of his novels, let alone all 28? Some have read none; others may have started one or two, but not finished them.

At last a complete, critically edited edition is available of all the Waverley Novels as Scott originally wrote them, revealing what he intended his public to read.

The first of Scott’s Waverley novels marked the emergence of the modern novel, influencing all the great 19th century writers. This new edition captures the original power and freshness of those books and allows us to judge their impact.

In this exclusive event the editors, David Hewitt and Alison Lumsden, explain their fascination with Scott and how they went about creating this extraordinary and ground-breaking work. Sponsored by Billie Gifford.

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