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Sir Walter Scott Famous Scots Series   By: (1845-1933)

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The Sir Walter Scott Famous Scots Series, written by George Saintsbury, is a remarkable collection that delves into the life and works of one of Scotland's greatest literary figures. This book offers a comprehensive insight into the fascinating world of Sir Walter Scott, shedding light on his significant contributions to literature and his lasting impact on Scottish culture.

Saintsbury breathes life into this biography through his eloquent prose and meticulous research. His writing seamlessly weaves together historical facts, personal anecdotes, and critical analysis, painting a vivid portrait of Scott's life and times. The author's deep understanding of Scott's works is evident throughout, as he expertly dissects the themes, characters, and motivations behind some of the author's most celebrated literary creations.

One of the standout aspects of this book is Saintsbury's ability to contextualize Scott's writings within their historical and cultural milieu. He elucidates the social, political, and economic landscape of Scotland during Scott's era, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the forces that influenced the author's writings and shaped his identity.

In addition to its commentary on Scott's literary achievements, the book also explores his personal life, shedding light on his relationships, passions, and struggles. Saintsbury offers an intimate glimpse into Scott's character, portraying him as a complex and multi-dimensional individual whose personal experiences served as a wellspring for his creative genius.

The Sir Walter Scott Famous Scots Series stands out for its comprehensive scope, providing a thorough examination of Scott's life, works, and legacy. Whether one is already familiar with Scott's writings or new to his literary realm, this book offers an engaging and informative journey through his life and the world that shaped him.

If there is a slight drawback to this book, it is the occasionally dense prose, which may require some extra attention from the reader. However, Saintsbury's wealth of knowledge and passion for his subject matter shines through, making it a worthwhile endeavor for anyone interested in delving into the life of this literary giant.

Overall, the Sir Walter Scott Famous Scots Series is a testament to George Saintsbury's skillful storytelling and deep appreciation for Sir Walter Scott's profound contribution to Scottish literature. This book serves as both a comprehensive biography and a valuable literary analysis, making it an essential addition to any literature lover's collection.

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The following Volumes are now ready

THOMAS CARLYLE. By Hector C. Macpherson. ALLAN RAMSAY. By Oliphant Smeaton. HUGH MILLER. By W. Keith Leask. JOHN KNOX. By A. Taylor Innes. ROBERT BURNS. By Gabriel Setoun. THE BALLADISTS. By John Geddie. RICHARD CAMERON. By Professor Herkless. SIR JAMES Y. SIMPSON. By Eve Blantyre Simpson. THOMAS CHALMERS. By Professor W. Garden Blaikie. JAMES BOSWELL. By W. Keith Leask. TOBIAS SMOLLETT. By Oliphant Smeaton. FLETCHER OF SALTOUN. By G. W. T. Omond. THE BLACKWOOD GROUP. By Sir George Douglas. NORMAN MACLEOD. By John Wellwood. SIR WALTER SCOTT. By Professor Saintsbury.







The designs and ornaments of this volume are by Mr. Joseph Brown, and the printing from the press of Morrison & Gibb Limited, Edinburgh.

June 1897.


To the very probable remark that 'Another little book about Scott is not wanted,' I can at least reply that apparently it is, inasmuch as the publishers proposed this volume to me, not I to them. And I believe that, as a matter of fact, no 'little book about Scott' has appeared since the Journal was completed, since the new and important instalment of Letters appeared (in both cases with invaluable editorial apparatus by Mr... Continue reading book >>

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