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Author: John Sutherland
ISBN: 1557862311
Subcategory: Historical
Pages 386 pages
Publisher Blackwell Pub; First Edition, First Printing edition (January 1, 1995)
Language English
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eBook The Life of Walter Scott: A Critical Biography (Blackwell Critical Biographies) download

by John Sutherland


John Sutherlands new critical biography is an undertaking of major . I have read only five of Scott's novels

John Sutherlands new critical biography is an undertaking of major importance in which he penetrates into the darker areas of Scotts life in a sceptical (yet sympathetic) spirit . I have read only five of Scott's novels. Sutherland's book persuades me there are grotesque treasures buried in all of them. Alasdair Gray, The Guardian.

A critical study of Scott might be something to approach with trepidation, but Sutherland surprises in a lively . A compelling narrative, and a shrewd, unillusioned portrait of Walter Scott, in his various guises; a high point in the history of Scott studies. Karl Miller, University of London.

A critical study of Scott might be something to approach with trepidation, but Sutherland surprises in a lively, zestful and witty study. David McVey, The Guardian. Excellent critical, but not unfriendly, new look at his life and work. Eric Anderson, Sunday Telegraph. Contentious, compelling, and very readable.

Life of Walter Scott book. The Life of Walter Scott: A Critical Biography (Blackwell Critical Biographies). 1557862311 (ISBN13: 9781557862310). Life of Walter Scott: A Critical Biography.

Scott, Walter, 1771-1832, Scott, Walter, 1771-1832, Authors, Scottish - 19th century - Biography, LITERARY CRITICISM - European - English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY - Literary, Authors, Scottish. Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, USA : Blackwell. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

John Sutherland's critical biography attempts to penetrate into the darker areas of Scott's life in a sceptical . Modern biography can be said to have begun with John Gibson Lockhart's Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart in 1838.

John Sutherland's critical biography attempts to penetrate into the darker areas of Scott's life in a sceptical spirit, bringing the massive oeuvre and the chronicle of the life into manageable and readable proportions. Sutherland justifies Scott as a writer to be read and known today as much as in his heyday in the 19th century. But Scott - the 'Great Unknown' - has always presented challenges to the biographer. Layers of myth (much of it manufactured by the faithful son-in-law Lockhart) continues to protect him from posterity.

Modern biography can be said to have begun with John Gibson Lockhart's Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart in 1838.

John Sutherland's new critical biography is an undertaking of major importance in which he penetrates into the darker areas of Scott's life in a sceptical (yet sympathetic) spirit

John Sutherland offered a dissenting view of the Journal's sincerity. The Life of Sir Walter Scott: A Critical Biography. p. 289. ISBN 0631203176

John Sutherland offered a dissenting view of the Journal's sincerity. He thought that Scott, foreseeing eventual publication, took the opportunity to influence history's view of his financial crisis: "In these appallingly humiliating circumstances it evidently became more important than ever that he should preserve a noble image of himself in extremis for posterity. J. G. Lockhart Memoirs of the Life of Sir Walter Scott, Bart. in 7 volumes (Edinburgh: Robert Cadell, 1837). ISBN 0631203176. Anderson (1998) pp. v-vi.

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical poet, novelist and playwright. Scott made his foray into literary world as a poet, earning critical acclaim and popularity. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. He ventured forth and tried the less-explored genre of prose fiction, which was then considered inferior to poetry. His first novel, ‘Waverley’ was widely appreciated and led to many more novels by him.

Walter Scott Biography. The Life of Walter Scott: A Critical Biography. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1995. Todd, William . and Ann Bowden

Walter Scott Biography. Born: August 15, 1771 Edinburgh, Scotland Died: September 21, 1832 Abbotsford, Scotland Scottish author. The Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott is recognized as the master of the historical novel. He was one of the most influential authors of modern times. and Ann Bowden. Sir Walter Scott: A Bibliographical History, 1796–1832.

Immediate and immensely readable, this masterful account is at the same time a work of major biographical scholarship. John Sutherland penetrates into the darker areas of Scott's life in a sceptical (yet sympathetic) spirit, bringing the massive oeuvre and the chronicle of the life into manageable proportions, one illumining the other.Scott - the 'Great Unknown' - has always presented challenges to the biographer. Layers of myth continue to protect him from posterity. There is also the sheer size of Scott's achievements as poet, novelist, man of letters, and self-made Laird of Abbotsford. Sutherland justifies Scott as a writer to be read and understand today as much as in his heyday in the nineteenth century.