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Published: 09 April 2015

544 Pages


ISBN: 9780198716594

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Second Edition

Walter Scott
Edited by Claire Lamont and Kathryn Sutherland

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new edition that combines Claire Lamont's authoritative, first-edition text of the novel with a new introduction and up-to-date critical material by Kathryn Sutherland.
  • Wide-ranging introduction, drawing on the latest scholarship, examines Waverley's claim to be the first modern historical novel and a decisive event in the development of the modern European novel. It explores the novel's appearance in 1814 and the re-affirmation of British unity following the Jacobite defeat. It looks at the novel's influence and the resurgence of historical romance today from novelists such as Hilary Mantel.
  • Includes Scott's later Preface and Notes to the novel, adding a further valuable historical dimension.
  • Includes a Glossary of Gaelic, Scots, and dialect words.
  • Updated Select Bibliography.


  • New Introduction by Kathryn Sutherland.
  • Separate Glossary of Gaelic, Scots, and dialect words.
  • Updated Note on the Text.
  • Updated Chronology and Select Bibliography.
  • Re-set text to improve size of type.

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