Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott (volume 4) by John Gibson LockhartMemoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott (volume 4) by John Gibson Lockhart

Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott (volume 4)

byJohn Gibson Lockhart

Paperback | January 17, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos or missing text. Not indexed. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1901. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER LX PUBLICATION OF REDGAUNTLET.--DEATH OF LORD BYRON.--LIBRARY AND MUSEUM.--HOUSE-PAINTING, ETC.--"THE WALLACE CnAIR."--ANECDOTES.--LETTERS TO CONSTABLE, MISS EDGEWORTH, MISS BAILLIE, TERRY, LORD MONTAGU, MR. SOUTHEY, CHARLES SCOTT, ETC.--SPEECH AT THE OPENING OF THE EDINBURGH ACADEMY.--DEATH AND EPITAPH OF MAIDA.--FIRES IN EDINBURGH 1824 Immediately on the conclusion of St. Ronan's Well, Sir Walter began the novel of Redgauntlet;--but it had made considerable progress at press before Constable and Ballantyne could persuade him to substitute that title for Ilcrries. The book was published in June, 1824, and was received at the time somewhat coldly, though it has since, I believe, found more justice. The reintroduction of the adventurous hero of 1745, in the dulness and dimness of advancing age, and fortunes hopelessly blighted--and the presenting him--with whose romantic portraiture at an earlier period historical truth had been so admirably blended--as the moving principle of events, not only entirely, but notoriously imaginary--this was a rash experiment, and could not fail to suggest many disagreeable and disadvantageous comparisons; yet, had there been no Waverley, I am persuaded the fallen and faded Ascanius of Redgauntlet would have been universally pronounced a masterpiece. About the secondary personages there could be little ground for controversy. What novel or drama has surpassed the grotesquely ludicrous, dashed with the profound pathos, of Peter Peebles--the most tragic of farces?--or the still sadder merriment of that human shipwreck, Nanty Ewart?--or Wandering Willie and his Tale?--the wildest and most rueful of dreams told by such a person, and in such a dialect! Of the young correspondents Darsie Latimer and Alan Fairford, and the Qu...
Title:Memoirs Of The Life Of Sir Walter Scott (volume 4)Format:PaperbackDimensions:194 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.41 inPublished:January 17, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217021506

ISBN - 13:9780217021500