A hugely popular romance set in eighteenth-century Scotland, "Waverley" is now available in an edition that illuminates its historical contexts. Sir ... Show synopsis A hugely popular romance set in eighteenth-century Scotland, "Waverley" is now available in an edition that illuminates its historical contexts. Sir Walter Scott's first novel, "Waverley" enjoyed tremendous popularity upon its first publication. The novel 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".