A hugely popular romance set in eighteenth-century Scotland, Waverley is w available in an edition that illuminates its historical contexts. Sir Walter Scott's first vel, Waverley enjoyed tremendous popularity upon its first publication. The vel is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1845, which sought to restore Charles Edward Stuart to the British throne. It portrays the doomed rising from the perspective of the hero, Edward Waverley, who travels to Scotland and is drawn to the Jacobite cause by a clan chieftain and his beautiful daughter. Memorable for its strong characters, its depiction of Scotland, and its mingling of history and romance, Waverley remains a classic of historical and adventure fiction. Appendices to this edition include material on the Jacobite rebellion and related conflicts, Scottish folklore, and a broad selection of contemporary reviews of Waverley .
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish poet and novelist. Hugely popular and prolific, he was perhaps best known for his historical novels, such as Ivanhoe and Rob Roy. Susan Kubica Howard is is Associate Professor of English at Duquesne University. She is the editor of the Broadview Editions of Frances Burney's Evelina and Charlotte Lennox's Euphemia.