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Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field

Walter Scott and Ainsley McIntosh


Marmion (1808) is the second of Walter Scott’s grand historical narrative poems. Its sixteenth-century romance tale is framed within six conversation poems, each addressed to one of Scott’s friends, and supplemented by substantial ethnographical and antiquarian notes. Scott here features as a topical poet, commemorating both national events and occasions, as well as the work of his contemporaries. His relations with aristocratic patrons, artists, and statesmen are also amply reflected in the dedicatory epistles. It was with the overwhelming success of Marmion (four editions and over 11,000 cop ... More

Keywords: Scottish, Romanticism, Poetry, Walter Scott, scholarly

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781474425193
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474425193.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Scott, author

Ainsley McIntosh, editor

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