This is a two-part biography. The first part is a study of Scott himself, his triumphs and disappointements, his literary successes and his burden of debt when the publishing house of which he was a partner went into bankruptcy. The second part of the book is devoted to studies of the lives and work of three of his friends, James Hogg, John Gibson Lockhart and Joanna Baillie. Illus. This title is cited and recommended by Books for College Libraries; Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature.