including 'Frankenstein' and 'Emma'.
A new exhibition — 'Rave reviewer: Scott on "Frankenstein", "Emma" and "Childe Harold"' — opens on 2 April at Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott in the Scottish Borders.
Alongside materials from Abbotsford, the exhibition includes items from the John Murray Archive at the National Library of Scotland.
'Rave reviewer' focuses on Scott's remarkable career as an anonymous reviewer of many of the most important literary works of his lifetime, including:
- Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'
- Jane Austen's 'Emma'
- Lord Byron's 'Childe Harold's pilgrimage'
- And even reviews of Scott's own anonymous novels.
Stories of Scott's reviews are told through his own books and a selection of little or never-before-seen manuscripts.
Visit the exhibition
A joint Abbotsford and National Library exhibition, 'Rave reviewer' runs from 2 April until 30 November 2016 at Abbotsford. An exhibition catalogue is available at both locations.
Related talks and events include 'Rave reviewer' at the Library in Edinburgh, and further talks in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders. For more details contact David McClay, Manuscripts Curator at the Library.
Read more in our 'Rave reviewer' press release
31 March 2016