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.
This is a deluxe edition, printed in two colours throughout and produced to a very high standard. The craftsmanship of the book itself will compliment the quality of the poetry.
Last updated 12 August 2010.