Weir of Hermiston, by Robert Louis Stevenson


Stevenson's unfinished masterpiece, Weir of Hermiston, has been entirely re- edited from his final manuscript, revealing a rather different novel from the bowdlerised version produced posthumously by his friends. Stevenson revisits the conflicted Scotland of James Hogg and Sir Walter Scott as well as that of his own youth, but also responds to recently published novels. A substantial essay explores the complex early publication history of the novel on both sides of the Atlantic, and exceptionally full explanatory notes and ...

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