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Sir Walter Scott by Richard Holt Hutton


Sir Walter Scott by Richard Holt Hutton

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is famous for his poetry and historical romances such as Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. As the first English-language author to achieve truly international fame in his lifetime, his depiction of Scottish history and culture spread around the world so effectively that it persists even today. Scott also contributed to Scottish history himself: in 1818 he helped to unearth Scotland's missing crown jewels, and he also led the campaign that saved the Scottish banknote when the London Parliament threatened its existence. First published in 1878 in the first series of 'English Men of Letters', this biography by the journalist Richard H. Hutton (1826-97) tells Scott's story from his childhood and ancestry, through his early years as an advocate to his extraordinary fame and success as a writer, through bankruptcy to recovery, and his final days.

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Publication date

27th July 2011


Richard Holt Hutton

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Cambridge University Press


190 pages


Literary studies: c 1800 to c 1900
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
Literary studies: poetry & poets



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