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Waverley, o Ahora Sesenta Anos, Novela Historica por Sir Gualterio Scott.

Author Walter Scott
Title Waverley, o Ahora Sesenta Anos, Novela Historica por Sir Gualterio Scott.
Imprint Mejico [Mexico City]: Galvan a cargo de Mariano Arevalo
Date of Publication 1833
Language Spanish
Notes This is the rare three-volume first Spanish translation of Scott's ground-breaking historical novel Waverley, no other copies being recorded as held in Europe. The place of publication, Mexico, is unusual and is explained by the fact that the translation is by the famous Cuban poet Jose Marķa Heredia (1803-1839), then living in exile in the country. As a young man Heredia had been arrested by the Spanish authorities in Cuba for taking part in pro-independence activities and was banished from the island for life. He spent some time in the USA before moving to Mexico, where he became a naturalised citizen, working as an editor and translator. Heredia is regarded as first true Romantic poet in the Hispanic World and his combination of linguistic skills and literary talent made him an ideal person to translate Scott?s work.
Shelfmark RB.s.2923
Acquired on 27/05/16
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