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Introductions and Notes from the Magnum Opus

Ivanhoe to Castle Dangerous

Walter Scott
Edited by J. H. Alexander

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Between 1829 and 1833 the first complete edition of Scott's fiction appeared, in 48 volumes issued one a month, each illustrated with two engravings, and with introductions and notes by Scott himself. The Magnum Opus, as it was familiarly called, was a project which aimed to reduce the enormous debt of over £126,000 which landed on Scott during the financial crisis of 1825-26, but it was much more than an exercise in book-making.

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About the Author

J. H. Alexander is Reader Emeritus in English at the University of Aberdeen.

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