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Sir Walter Scott's Waverley: Newly adapted for the modern reader by Jenni Calder

Sir Walter Scott's Waverley

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It seemed like a dream to Waverley that these deeds of violence should be familiar to men’s minds and currently talked of as happening daily in the immediate neighbourhood, without his having crossed the seas.

Scotland, 1745: Edward Waverley is a naïve English soldier drawn into the heart of the Jacobite rebellion. Charmed by clan leader Fergus MacIvor and his sister Flora, he allies himself with the Jacobite cause – a bold and dangerous move. He finds himself caught between two women – feisty Flora and demure Rose – proving that love can be just as powerful as politics.

First published in 1814, Waverley is widely regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. This new edition celebrates the 200th anniversary of its publication, and has been expertly reworked for modern readers by Jenni Calder.

Walter Scott has no business to write novels, especially good ones. It is not fair. He has Fame and Profit enough as a Poet, and should not be taking the bread out of other people’s mouths. I do not like him, and do not mean to like Waverley if I can help it – but fear I must.
JANE AUSTEN

The best book by Sir Walter Scott.
GOETHE

One of the things I have always admired about him is that he goes for the big picture. He deals with society at moments of big change and looks at how those moments of historical change affect individual people.
JAMES ROBERTSON
Title Sir Walter Scott's Waverley
Author Sir Walter Scott, adapted by Jenni Calder
ISBN 9781910021255
eISBN 9781910324196
Binding Paperback
Author Bio JENNI CALDER was born in Chicago, educated in the United States and England, and has lived in or near Edinburgh since 1971. After several years of part-time teaching and freelance writing, she worked in various roles at the National Museums of Scotland from 1978 to 2001, including Head of Museum of Scotland International. She has written and lectured widely on Scottish, English and American literary and historical subjects, and writes fiction and poetry as Jenni Daiches.
BIC Subject Historical fiction
BISAC Subject FICTION / Historical
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