THE LADY OF THE LAKE
Sir Walter Scott
Edited by Thomas Crawford
with an Introduction by Douglas Gifford, Honorary Librarian, Abbotsford
Foreword by Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland
Illustrated by Linda Farquharson
Published in: Hardback.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, Glasgow,
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In 1810 a literary phenomenon swept through Britain, Europe and beyond: the publication of Sir Walter Scott’s epic poem The Lady of the Lake. The world’s first international blockbusting bestseller, its impact was immediate and astonishing. It defined Scotland, and turned the Highlands – and especially Loch Katrine and the Trossachs – into one of Europe’s great Romantic tourist destinations. In the words of Scott’s biographer, Edgar Johnson, ‘it became more fashionable to see the Trossachs than to make the Grand Tour of Europe’.
To mark the 200th anniversary of The Lady of the Lake, the Association for Scottish Literary Studies, in partnership with the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, has produced this new edition, with specially commissioned illustrations by leading Scottish artist Linda Farquharson. The text is supported throughout by substantial and accessible notes, allowing readers to appreciate fully the depth and meaning of Scott’s great work.