Sir Walter Scott - Author

Peter Garside - Editor

Ian Duncan - Introduction by

Claire Lamont - Editor

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ISBN 9780140436600 | 528 pages | 27 Mar 2012 | Penguin Classics | 5.07 x 7.79in | 18 - AND UP
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The first historical novel and an international bestseller.

Sir Walter Scott was one of the bestselling novelists of the nineteenth century and is credited with establishing the historical novel. His first novel, Waverley (1814), tells the story of Edward Waverley, a na´ve young man who is posted to Scotland with his regiment. Edward must decide whether he will follow the civilization he has always known, or be drawn into an older world of honor. This edition is based on the authoritative Edinburgh version edited by Peter Garside.