Edited and Introduced by WEK Anderson. aI have all my life regretted that I did not keep a regular [journal]. I have myself lost recollection of much that was interesting and I have deprived my family and the public of some curious information by not carrying this resolution into effect.a Sunday, 20 November 1825 With these words Scott began what many regard as his greatest work, a diary which was to turn into an extraordinary day-to-day account of the last six years of his life, years of financial ruin, bereavement, and increasing ill-health. As he laboured to pay off debts, Scott emerges, not simply as great writer, but as an almost heroic figure whose generosity and even temper shine through at all times. This revised edition presents a complete edited text and notes drawing on a wealth of other material. The first edition of this book is regarded as one of the standards by which Scott scholarship is judged. aScottas Journal us a hugely important piece of Scottish, and indeed European literature, published here with an incisive introduction, brilliantly judicious annotation and appendices and an excellent index. It confirms the very welcome trend of an increasingly heavyweight catalogue of Canongate Classics . . . Walter Scott has never been so readable.a Herald aThe greatest figure he ever drew is in the Journal and it is the man, Walter Scott.a John Buchan aOne of the most delightful an moving works of autobiography . . . full of good humour and spiced with anecdote.a Economist aTruly a classic. It has no slow beginning, no laborious diversions and, though we know from the start what the outcome will be, it is compelling right to the very last unfinished sentence.a Scotland on SundaySir Walter Scott. 105 . James Ferrier (1744a1829), a Clerk of Session and father of Susan Ferrier the novelist. 106 . ... But Laidlawurged Scott to keep thefarm, and Lady Scott was inclined to be difficult a a#39;but then she only sees the returns not the cost and outlaya#39;. Letters, ix.405. The Trusteesa#39; decision was a#39;to have as much of the estate as possible in grass, which might be let annuallya#39;. Sederunt Book, i. 33.
|Title||:||The Journal Of Sir Walter Scott|
|Author||:||Sir Walter Scott|
|Publisher||:||Canongate Books - 2010-07-01|