Life of Sir Walter Scott: Baronet (Classic Reprint)

Life of Sir Walter Scott: Baronet (Classic Reprint)

by George Gilfillan
     
 

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The purpose of the following work requires very little explanation. It was thought by its publishers - a view in which the author thoroughly coincided that a popular life of Sir Walter Scott was a desideratum. There are indeed various lives of Sir Walter already. Lockhart's has long been the standard one, and

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Excerpt from Life of Sir Walter Scott: Baronet

The purpose of the following work requires very little explanation. It was thought by its publishers - a view in which the author thoroughly coincided that a popular life of Sir Walter Scott was a desideratum. There are indeed various lives of Sir Walter already. Lockhart's has long been the standard one, and continues to be justly regarded as a very able work, and as a mine of information on the subject. But it is too large, and, besides the personalities which abound in it and rather lessen its value, it contains a mass of correspondence and minute details which seem somewhat irrelevant and uninteresting now, Scott's letters being the dullest of all his productions. There are many smaller lives; but they are in general meagre outlines.

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ISBN-13:
9781331728290
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/18/2015
Pages:
412
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.84(d)

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