Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Walter Scott's first novel, Waverley, was published on July 7, 1814.  Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, and features the clash of cultures that Scott enjoyed exploring.  Hero Edward Waverley is the product of a father who was pro-Hanoverian, and an uncle with Jacobite sympathies.  This novel, which was published anonymously by the poet Scott, established the historical novel as a genre, and launched the major portion of Scott's writing career.

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