Sir Walter Scott

BookSir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott

Writers and Their Work


June 1st, 2006



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Providing a brief account of the life of Sir Walter Scott, this text charts his development as a poet and novelist, and justifies his claims to attention as a major 19th century novelist and a seminal influence on later writers.

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Harriet Harvey Wood has had a distinguished career in Education, Literature and the Arts: as an UCLES examiner since 1966; a member of the Literature Advisory Panel of the Arts Council; a Booker Prize judge and as Head, Literature Department, British Council 1981-94. Her several publications include: William Dunbar: selected poems (1999) and (with P.D. James), Sightlines (2001). She was awarded the OBE in 1993.