Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832)

A selective list of articles on the nineteenth-century British novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars and articles published in peer-reviewed sources


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Introduction & Literary Criticism

"The Walter Scott Digital Archive." Contents include a biography of Scott and pages on each of Scott's novels, narrative poems, and major prose works. Edinburgh University Library, Scotland.

"Sir Walter Scott." Contains an introduction to Scott, chronology, biography, and articles on Scott's writing. The Victorian Web. Ed. Prof. George Landow.

"Sir Walter Scott." A very brief introduction to Scott from the BBC.

Uglow, Nathan. "Sir Walter Scott." An introduction to Sir Walter Scott, from a database that provides signed literary criticism by experts in their field, and is available to individuals for a reasonably-priced subscription. Also, on Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1802); Waverley, Or, Tis Sixty Years Since (1814); Old Mortality (1816); Rob Roy (1817); The Bride of Lammermoor (1819); A Legend of Montrose (1819); The Pirate (1821); Redgauntlet (1824). Literary Encyclopedia, 27 March 2002. Eds. Robert Clark, Emory Elliott, Janet Todd [subscription service].

"Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe controversially rewritten to make it easier to read." (UK) Telegraph 29 Jan. 2012.

Mark Twain on Sir Walter Scott. Twain did not approve of Scott, saying, among other things, "he did measureless harm; more real and lasting harm, perhaps, than any other individual that ever wrote." Mark Twain Quotes. Also "Great Scott." More on Twain and Scott, from Prof. Stephen Railton.

Ali, Zahra A Hussein. "Adjusting the borders of self: Sir Walter Scott's The Two Drovers." Papers on Language and Literature 2001 [subscription service, questia].

Hatfield, James Taft. "Goethe and the Ku-Klux Klan." On the influence of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's Goetz von Berlichingen on Sir Walter Scott's novel, Anne of Geierstein, and with the influence of that novel by Scott on readers in the U.S. south and in particular on the Ku-Klux Klan. PMLA 37, 4 (Dec. 1922) pp 735-39 [first page only, jstor].


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