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Reliquiae Trotcosienses

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ISBN-10: 0748620729

ISBN-13: 9780748620722

Edition: 2004

Authors: Sir Walter Scott, Gerard Carruthers, Alison Lumsden, David Der-Wei Wang, Ping-hui Liao

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List price: $130.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 4/22/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 168
Size: 8.58" wide x 5.71" long x 0.71" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a writer. As a young boy, he contracted polio and was sent to his grandfather's farm to recuperate. While there, he came to know and love the Border country, which figures prominently in his work. Scott began his literary career by writing metrical tales. "The Lay of the Last Minstrel," "Marmion," and "The Lady of the Lake" made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His later romances in verse, "The Vision of Don Roderick," "Rokeby," and "The Lord of the Isles," met with waning interest owing to the rivalry of Byron,…    

Gerard Carruthers is Reader and Head of Department in Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He is General Editor of the forthcoming multi-volume Oxford University Press edition of the works of Robert Burns and is Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies. He is also the author of Robert Burns (Northcote, 2006), editor of The Devil to Stage: Five Plays by James Bridie (ASLS, 2007), Burns: Poems (Everyman, 2006) and co-editor of Beyond Scotland: New International Contexts for Twentieth-Century Scottish Literature (Rodopi, 2004), Walter Scott's Reliquiae Trotcosienses (Edinburgh University Press, 2004) and English Romanticism and the Celtic World (Cambridge University Press,…    

Alison Lumsden is senior lecturer in the School of Language and Literature and codirector of the Walter Scott Research Centre at the University of Aberdeen.

Liao Ping-hui is professor of general literature at National Tsinghua University in Taiwan. He is the author of nine books in Chinese and the coeditor of Blackwell's International Cultural Studies(2005).David Der-wei Wang is the Edward C. Henderson Professor of Chinese Literature at Harvard University and the director of the CCK Foundation Inter-University Center for Sinology. He is the author of many books, including The Monster That Is History: History, Violence, and Fictional Writing in Twentieth-Century China.