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Walter Scott and Fame: Authors and Readers in the Romantic Age

Robert Mayer


Walter Scott and Fame is a study of correspondences between Scott and socially and culturally diverse readers of his work in the English-speaking world in the early nineteenth century. Examining authorship, reading, and fame, the book is based on extensive archival research, especially in the collection of letters to Scott in the National Library of Scotland. The book demonstrates that in Scott’s literary correspondence constructions of authorship, reading strategies, and versions of fame are posited, even theorized. Scott’s reader-correspondents invest him with power but they also attempt to ... More

Keywords: reading, authorship, letters, fame, celebrity, Walter Scott, print culture, literary marketplace, Romantic period, Waverley novels

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780198794820
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198794820.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Mayer, author
Oklahoma State University

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