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The Shorter Fiction

The Shorter Fiction

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Scott wrote short stories throughout his career, some included within novels, others published separately in periodicals. This collection of the stories from periodicals extends from his earliest published fiction to his last and comprises pieces from The Edinburgh Annual Register (1811), The Sale-Room (1817), Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1817-1818) and The Keepsake (1828-1831). Only three of these stories have been regularly reprinted; the other five are here made readily available for the first time. Publication in periodicals offered Scott new opportunities to explore the potential of the short story form and to demonstrate his enormous versatility as a writer of fiction.

Author: Walter Scott
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Published: 04/15/2009
Pages: 280
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.60h x 5.50w x 0.90d
ISBN: 9780748605897

About the Author

Sir Walter Scott, was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics and include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Graham Tulloch is Emeritus Professor of English at Flinders University and has published books and articles on Scottish language and literature. He has edited Walter Scott's Ivanhoe, Marcus Clarke's His Natural Life and Catherine Martin's An Australian Girl as well as co-editing several texts with Judy King.

Judy King is a Research Fellow in English at Flinders University. With J. H. Alexander and Graham Tulloch she has edited Walter Scott's The Siege of Malta and Bizarro and, with Graham Tulloch, Scott's Shorter Fiction, Catherine Helen Spence's Tenacious of the Past and James Hogg's The Three Perils of Man. She has also published articles on Beowulf.


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