Chris Harvie’s 1814 Year of Waverley guides you through Scott’s life and exciting times including Scott’s career in Edinburgh and the Borders, as invalid, schoolboy, lawyer, translator, his first successes as a ballad-collector and poet – backgrounded by the French and industrial revolutions.
This packed little book guides the reader round Waverley’s plot and sets it against Scott’s own times.
Scott’s books rapidly overran Europe and the stage - particularly the romantic opera, and they have an American role: Mark Twain said he caused the Civil War. More sensible folk saw his books as screenplays in print.
With maps, Scoular Anderson’s cartoons and the magic of QR access to virtual Scott-land on the web, see how the scenes and dilemmas of Scott’s characters still matter today!