The Journal of Sir Walter Scott

The Journal of Sir Walter Scott I have all my life regretted that I did not keep a regular journal I have myself lost recollection of much that was interesting and I have deprived my family and the public of some curious information

  • Title: The Journal of Sir Walter Scott
  • Author: Walter Scott W.E.K. Anderson
  • ISBN: 9780862418281
  • Page: 480
  • Format: Paperback
  • I have all my life regretted that I did not keep a regular journal I have myself lost recollection of much that was interesting and I have deprived my family and the public of some curious information by not carrying this resolution into effect Sunday, 20 November 1825 With these words Scott began what many regard as his greatest work, a diary which was to turn into I have all my life regretted that I did not keep a regular journal I have myself lost recollection of much that was interesting and I have deprived my family and the public of some curious information by not carrying this resolution into effect Sunday, 20 November 1825 With these words Scott began what many regard as his greatest work, a diary which was to turn into an extraordinary day to day account of the last six years of his life, years of financial ruin, bereavement, and increasing ill health As he labored to pay off debts, Scott emerges, not simply as great writer, but as an almost heroic figure whose generosity and even temper shine through at all times This revised edition presents a complete edited text and notes drawing on a wealth of other material The first edition of this book is regarded as one of the standards by which Scott scholarship is judged Edited and Introduced by WEK Anderson.

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    1. Begun in late 1825 when he was 54,Scott's Journal is the last masterpiece of one of the 19th century's greatest writers. Within a few months he would become a widower, be financially ruined, be forced to sell his house in Edinburgh, hand Abbotsford over to a trust, and set himself to the task of paying off debts of £130,000 (millions in today's terms) through his writing. The effort brought him ill health and sent him to an early grave seven years later. This famous, hugely successful man becam [...]

    2. A fascinating insight into the world of the great Scottish novelist with mention of such as Wordsworth, Garrick, Turner (£25 per plate for illustrating one of Scott's works). The sums of money that Scott earns, and needs to pay off his debts, are tremendous even in today's terms. The journal ends with a trip to the Mediterranean and Italy, where an amusing incident is when Scott meets the King and records, "The King spoke to me about five minutes, of which I hardly understood five words. I answ [...]

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