Reliquiae Trotcosienses: Or, the Gabions of the Late Jonathan Oldbuck Esq. of Monkbarns (Hardback)
  • Reliquiae Trotcosienses: Or, the Gabions of the Late Jonathan Oldbuck Esq. of Monkbarns (Hardback)
zoom

Reliquiae Trotcosienses: Or, the Gabions of the Late Jonathan Oldbuck Esq. of Monkbarns (Hardback)

(author), (editor), (editor)
£80.00
Hardback 168 Pages / Published: 23/04/2004
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Reliquiae Trotcosienses was one of Scott's last works, and, after his death, was suppressed by his literary executor and his publisher. Although extracts were published in 1889 and 1905, this is the first complete edition, and has been edited from the manuscript recently relocated in the library at Abbotsford, the house near Melrose in the Scottish Borders which Scott built for his library and museum. Reliquiae Trotcosienses (the relics of Trotcosey) is a guide to Abbotsford and to its collections, and illustrates in miniature all the different ways in which Scott tried to recover the past: in building, in collecting, and in the multiple acts of narration which invest objects with significance. But it is simultaneously a work of fiction, which satirises the impulses of antiquarian collection. Scott would not take himself seriously, and through the learned buffoonery of this extraordinary work he mocks the kind of activity in which he was engaged as writer and collector.Yet this is also a personal, elegiac creation, for the narrator as he approaches death recognises that the house, its artefacts, and above all the writings will live on to mourn their begetter: they are fragments shored against his ruin.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748620722
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 342 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 23 mm

You may also be interested in...

Tender is the Night
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Jane Eyre
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Bonfire of the Vanities
Added to basket
The Woman In Black
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Great Expectations
Added to basket
Brave New World
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
To Kill A Mockingbird
Added to basket
£6.99   £5.49
Paperback
Midnight's Children
Added to basket
Rebecca
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Month in the Country
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
East of Eden
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Frankenstein
Added to basket
£5.99
Paperback
The Leopard
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.