A 1943 Textbook

Stopped by my Mom’s this afternoon and was telling her about my Sir Walter Scott reading, and she went to her library and returned with her 1943 high school textbook “Prose and Poetry of England”. It had little blurb on SWS and mentioned that Waverly was the first of 29 historical novels written after he turned 43. Apparently, this writing “spree” was to help pay off debts from the failure of a publishing firm he was “entangled with”

Interesting stuff. Even more interesting was the quality of literature high schoolers in rural West Virginia were reading as part of their required curriculum…

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