Chronicles of the Canongate

Chronicles of the Canongate

by Walter Scott

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Find Out What Scott Really WroteGoing back to the original manuscripts, a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors, misreadings and expurgations crept in during production.The Edinburgh Edition offers you:* A clean, corrected text* Textual histories* Explanatory notes* Verbal changes from the first-edition text* Full glossariesTitle DescriptionChronicles of the Canongate is unique among Scott's works as it is his only collection of shorter fiction. It contains his best-known tales, 'The Highland Widow' and 'The Two Drovers', and a third, less well known but of startling originality, 'The Surgeon's Daughter'. The three are set within the framing narrative of Chrystal Croftangry, an old bankrupt with pretensions to literature, who must inevitably be seen as a portrait of the artist facing up to his own insolvency in 1826.Tales in a framework have a long ancestry in European and Oriental literature, and in Chronicles of the Canongate Scott

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ISBN-13: 9781721931002
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/25/2018
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.18(d)

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Claire Lamont is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Newcastle

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