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Chronicles of the Canongate

Scott, Walter, Scott, Sir Walter

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ISBN 10: 0748605843 / ISBN 13: 9780748605842
Published by Edinburgh University Press, 2001
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Title: Chronicles of the Canongate

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date: 2001

Book Condition:Fair

Edition: 1st Edition.

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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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