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Hewitt, David 1942-

Overview
Works: 67 works in 207 publications in 2 languages and 4,212 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Domestic fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR5322, 823.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David Hewitt
The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Oldbuck, an antiquary, lives in Scotland near the end of the 18th century--Novelist
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 361 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 heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 258 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 )

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

Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 184 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 John H Alexander( Book )

11 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 172 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 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels by Walter Scott( Book )

10 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 86 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Longer Scottish poems( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Kenneth, the prince royal of Scotland, joins the crusades of Richard I in disguise--Novelist
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quentin Durward (first published in 1823), Scott's first "European" novel, was an experiment in transferring the historical romance to foreign soil. Fifteenth-century France, the French Revolution, and contemporary Britain all come together in this sharp-eyed novel of political expediency and intrigue. Quentin Durward is a young adventurer and soldier of the Scottish guards seeking fame and fortune in the France of Louis XI (1461-1483). Embarking upon a dangerous journey through the forest of the Ardennes seeking a name, a partner (there is a romance involving his love for Isabelle, Countess of Croye), and a position in the world, he knows little and understands less, but Scott represents his ignorance and naivete as useful to "the most sagacious prince in Europe" who needs servants motivated solely by the desire for coin and credit and lacking any interest in France, which would interfere with the execution of his political aims. Meanwhile, the Machiavellian King Louis XI of France, maneuvers his realm out of the hands of feudal barons and into centralized control -- which Scott believed to characterize the modern state. In Quentin Durward Scott studies the first modern state in the process of destroying the European feudal system at a time when the feudal system, which had been the sinews and nerves of national defense, and the spirit of chivalry, by which, began to be innovated upon and abandoned by those grosser characters, who centered their happiness in materialism. The reception accorded Quentin Durward astounded Scott, his friends and his publishers. France, Germany and Italy went mad over him, realizing then, as now, that this miracle worker had given to European literature an unsurpassed picture of Louis XI and his age. His fame, the world over, was thenceforth permanently fixed. It was cheering news for Scott. - Publisher
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
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 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The antiquary
Alternative Names
Hewitt, D.

Languages
English (129)

French (3)

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