Literary Tourism, the Trossachs and Walter Scott

By Nicola J. Watson J. Alison David Hewitt Michael Newton, Dorothy McMillan Murdo Ewen Macdonald, Ian Thompson David Manderson

Edited by Ian Brown

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Exploring the potent appeal that links books, places, authors and readers, these essays examine tourism in the Trossachs both before and after 1810. It considers how Sir Walter's writings responded to the landscape, history and literature of the region, and traces his impact on the tourists, authors and artists who thronged in his wake.

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The Association for Scottish Literary Studies

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies is an educational charity that aims to promote the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland. To these ends, ASLS publishes works of Scottish literature which have either been neglected or which merit a fresh presentation to a modern audience, and critical anthologies of both creative and non-fiction writing.

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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, set in the wild romantic landscape around Loch Katrine and the Trossachs. The world's first international blockbusting bestseller, in terms of sheer publishing sensation nothing like it was seen until the Harry Potter books. Exploring the potent appeal that links books, places, authors and readers, this collection of eleven essays examines tourism in the Trossachs both before and after 1810, and surveys the indigenous Gaelic culture of the area. It also considers how Sir Walter's writings responded to the landscape, history and literature of the region, and traces his impact on the tourists, authors and artists who thronged in his wake.

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Format Paperback
Imprint The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Publication Date 26 Mar 2012
ISBN 9781908980007
Number of Pages 176

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