Author Archive for: ‘Tim Dolin’

The Great Uncredited: Sir Walter Scott and Cinema

Scott’s reputation in the film age When Sir Walter Scott died in 1832 he was the most famous novelist the world had ever known. Remarkably, Scott took up fiction only in middle age, after abandoning narrative poetry when he found himself eclipsed by Byron’s mega-celebrity and greater poetic originality and vigour. Over a twenty-year long career as a novelist he …

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