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Fri 12 Apr, 2013
Walter Scott, launch of the complete Edinburgh Edition
Festival Opening Event
Speaker: Alison Lumsden, David Hewitt
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 twenty-eight? 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 nineteenth-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 Baillie Gifford.
- Date: Fri 12 Apr, 2013
- Time: 11.00am
- Venue: Main Hall
- Ticket Price: £7.00
- Concessions: £3.50