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Walter Scott and Short Fiction

Daniel Cook


Walter Scott’s historical novels dominated the literary marketplace for much of the nineteenth century. As an author of short fiction, in which he also excelled, he has received far less attention. Walter Scott and Short Fiction is the first extended study of The Author of Waverley’s only collection of short stories, Chronicles of the Canongate; periodical and gift-book pieces; and interpolated tales that appeared in the novels, such as ‘The Fortunes of Martin Waldeck’, a devilish folk story, and ‘Wandering Willie’s Tale’, which remains one of the most widely anthologised short prose works eve ... More

Keywords: Walter Scott, Scottish literature, nineteenth century, short story, the tale, novella, Gothic, The Fantastic, Historical fiction, The Highlands

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781474487139
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: January 2022 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474487139.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Cook, author
University of Dundee