Find Out What Scott Really Wrote
Going 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 Inferno of Altisidora
Alarming Increase of Depravity Among Animals
My Aunt Margaret's Mirror
The Tapestried Chamber
Death of the Laird's Jock
A Highland Anecdote
Essay on the Text
About the Author
Judy King is Research Fellow at the School of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. has co-edited Walter Scott’s Shorter Fiction and Siege of Malta and Bizarro for Edinburgh University Press and has published articles on Beowulf.
Reviving almost forgotten stories... the editors [...] invite us to share their vision of an energetically creative Scott whose imaginative works can still surprise and affect us.
The Shorter Fiction, as with all the volumes of the EEWN, contains all the full texts based on the first published version, followed by an 'Essay on the Text' by the editors of the volume offering a detailed and comprehensive account of the genesis, composition, and editorial history of each work. It also includes an 'Emendation List' made to the first editions, comprehensive historical accounts, explanatory notes and a glossary. These supplementary materials will be indispensable to scholars and students alike.