The Waverley Novels | novels by Scott | donkeytime.orgThe Waverley Novels , a series of more than two dozen historical novels published by Sir Walter Scott between and Although the novels were extremely popular and strongly promoted at the time, he did not publicly reveal his authorship of them until Some of the novels were originally published in a four-part series titled Tales of My Landlord. The series influenced generations of writers and earned Scott his reputation as the founder of the historical novel genre. These novels often concern the clash between heroic traditions of the past and practical visions of the future.
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For nearly a century, they were among the most popular and widely read novels in all of Europe. Because Scott did not publicly acknowledge authorship until , the series takes its name from Waverley , the first novel of the series released in The later books bore the words "by the author of Waverley " on their title pages. The Tales of my Landlord sub-series was not advertised as "by the author of Waverley " and thus is not always included as part of the Waverley Novels series. The novels were all originally printed by James Ballantyne on the Canongate in Edinburgh. There are two definitive editions.