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Hewitt, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 76 works in 234 publications in 2 languages and 4,403 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Romance fiction  Legal fiction (Literature)  Biography  Domestic fiction  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR5317, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Hewitt
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2017 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the summer of 1765 Darsie Latimer sets out to discover the secret of his parentage in a journey to the wilds of Dumfriesshir. But very soon he discovers that he must confront not geographical but ideological wilds, for he is kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet and involved in a last, fictional attempt to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. His Edinburgh friend, the advocate Alan Fairford, seeks to find him, and finds modes of life which pay scant heed to the rule of law, and many who maintain a covert allegiance to the exiled monarchy. The violent past is repeatedly recalled: the oral diablerie of the inset 'Wandering Willie's Tale', probably the greatest short story ever written in Scots, provides a grotesque vision of the structures of an older Scotland. It is this older Scotland which Redgauntlet wished to restore, but Darsie, who set out as a romantic, discovers through his experience a commitment to the Hanoverian peace." "The text is based on the first edition of 1824, emended by readings from Scott's manuscript and proof corrections which were lost in the original process of preparing the text for publication."--Jacket
Scott on himself : a selection of the autobiographical writings of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott( Book )

14 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third of Sir Walter Scott's acclaimed Waverley Novels, a series that included Rob Roy and Ivanhoe, The Antiquary is set in Scotland in the last years of the eighteenth century and centers around Jonathan Oldbuck, the antiquary, the closest to a self-portrait of any of Scott's characters."--BOOK JACKET. "The passionate lover, a familiar character to readers of Sir Walter Scott, is here represented by Lovell, who relentlessly pursues the woman he hopes to marry. The antiquary is a constant commentator on the characters and their actions, always at hand to provide his opinionated version of the story."--BOOK JACKET. "While the reader may be swept up in the exciting plot, The Antiquary is a book that is not to be hurried; it has come to be appreciated for its rich description of a bygone age. This fine new edition of the book, restoring the original version drawn directly from Scott's manuscript, is accompanied by a critical essay, as well as annotations and a comprehensive glossary by a prominent scholar in the field."--BOOK JACKET
The heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heart of Mid-Lothian is precisely focused on the trials for murder of John Porteous and of Effie Deans in 1736 and 1737. Yet it is a chronicle - Scott's only chronicle - which spans the eighty years of the life of David Deans, whose death takes place in 1751. It is the most complex of all Scott's narratives. It is also the most challenging in that it raises in an acute fashion the problem of a judicial system that does not produce justice. Scott places this fundamental issue in its immediate political context, in history as represented by the life of Deans, and alongside the justice of Providence as perceived by his daughter Jeanie, the greatest of Scott's heroines." "This edition of The Heart of Mid-Lothian provides a new text established in accordance with the tried policies and practices of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, and in its annotation treats comprehensively the novel's historical, legal, religious and cultural sources."--Jacket
Literature of the North( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First published in 1817, Rob Roy was not only a resounding success but also one of the first historical novels of its time. Full of swashbuckling action and intrigue, it tells the story of Frank Osbaldistone, the son of a wealthy British businessman, who travels to Scotland, where he is drawn into the lawless world of the fiercely noble outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor. Osbaldistone and Rob Roy, along with the witty Diane Vernon, embark on numerous adventures during the height of the Jacobite uprising. With sweeping descriptions of Scottish landscapes and vivid characterizations, Rob Roy is an epic tale of heroism set against the backdrop of true Scottish history."--Jacket
Scott and his influence : the papers of the Aberdeen Scott conference, 1982 by International Scott Conference( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizons one : older Canadians' alcohol and other drug use : increasing our understanding by Canada( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'It was early in a fine, summer's day, near the end of the eighteenth century, when a young man, of genteel appearance, having occasion to go towards the north-east of Scotland, provided himself with a ticket in one of those public carriages which travel between Edinburgh and the Queensferry...'" "So begins Scott's personal favourite among his own novels, in characteristically wry and urbane style, as a mysterious young man calling himself Lovel travels idly but fatefully toward the Scottish seaside town of Fairport. Here he is befriended by the antiquary Jonathan Oldbuck, who has taken refuge from his own personal disappointments in the obsessive study of miscellaneous history. Their slow unravelling of Lovel's true identity will unearth and redeem the secrets and lies which have devastated the guilt-haunted Earl of Glenallan, and will reinstate the tottering fortunes of Sir Arthur Wardour and his daughter Isabella." "First published in 1816 in the aftermath of Waterloo, The Antiquary deals with the problem of how to understand the past so as to enable the future. Set in the tense times of the wars with revolutionary France, it displays Scott's matchless skill at painting the social panorama and in creating vivid characters, from the earthy beggar Edie Ochiltree to the loquacious and shrewdly humorous Antiquary himself." "The text is based on Scott's own final, authorized version, the 'Magnum Opus' edition of 1829."--BOOK JACKET
The Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels by Walter Scott( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scott in carnival : selected papers from the Fourth International Scott Conference, Edinburgh, 1991 by International Scott Conference( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Northern visions : essays on the literary identity of northern Scotland in the twentieth century( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels : a guide for editors by David Hewitt( Book )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Burton: a study in contradictions by David Hewitt( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Australian Geographic book of the Canning Stock Route( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longer Scottish poems( Book )

5 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The second of Tales of the Crusaders, The Talisman is set in Palestine during the Third Crusade (1189-92). Scott constructs a story of chivalric action, apparently adopting a view of the similarities in the values of both sides that is to be found in medieval romance. But disguise is the leading theme of the tale: characters frequently wear clothing that conceals their identity, and professions and cultures hide their true nature. In this novel the Christian leaders are divided by a factious criminality, and are contrasted to the magnanimity and decisiveness of Saladin, the leader of the Islamic armies. In a period when the west was fascinated with the exotic east, Scott represents the Muslim other as more humane than the Christian west." "The Talisman is one of Scott's great novels. It is a superb tale. It is also a bold departure as, for the first time, Scott explores cultural conflict in the opposition of two world religions."--Jacket
Horizons two : Canadian women's alcohol and other drug use ; increasing our understanding by Canada( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizons un : mieux comprendre l'usage de l'alcool et des autres drogues chez les aînés au Canada( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the early 18th century, the children of enemies fall in love, but find their happiness is not to be--Novelist
 
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The antiquary
Alternative Names
Hewitt, D.

Languages
English (141)

French (3)

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The antiquaryThe heart of MidlothianRob RoyThe antiquaryThe Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novelsScott in carnival : selected papers from the Fourth International Scott Conference, Edinburgh, 1991The talismanThe bride of Lammermoor