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Follow the links below for synopses of Scott's major works, together with bibliographical information on first editions, a brief history of their composition, and details of reception by public and critics. These pages cover all of Scott's novels and narrative poems and a selection of his prose works. They are illustrated by prints from the Corson Collection, complete reproductions of which may be found in the Image Database. (To discover the title, artist, and date for each print, place the cursor over the image.) Consult the Bibliography page for a list of the primary biographical, bibliographical, and critical sources used in the preparation of these pages.

We are pleased to announce a new addition to these pages: an online critical edition of one of Scott's first published works, the ballad anthology An Apology for Tales of Terror (1799), prepared by Douglass H. Thomson (Georgia Southern University). Together with an annotated text of the Apology, Professor Thomson's edition provides a textual history and pages on German-Scottish literary links, Scott's relationship with M. G. Lewis, and the poets represented in the anthology. An Appendix presents an online critical edition of Scott's important 'Essay on Imitations of the Ancient Ballad' (1830).

For a list of external webpages devoted to particular works by Scott, click here. For a list of e-texts of Scott's works (from external providers), click here.

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Miscellaneous Prose

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Last updated: 15-Dec-2007
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