Scott, Walter

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Comment by Luke on January 13th, 2013 at 7:23 pm

This article seems a little biased towards its subject. I think that, no matter the topic, encyclopedias should make their best effort to remain impartial towards the subject.

Comment by Jennifer Tanabe on January 14th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Thank you, Luke, for your feedback. I am not clear, however, exactly what you mean by the article appearing “a little biased.” Sir Walter Scott was certainly a very popular and influential Scottish writer and several of his works are considered classics (in fact I remember well studying his works in high school!), although as the article states he had many flaws: “Scott’s many literary flaws (ponderousness, prolixity, lack of humor) were fundamentally out of step with Modernist sensibilities” and “suffered a precipitous decline in reputation.” Perhaps you could be more specific in your criticism?

Thank you again for taking the time to comment and for helping to make NWE a valuable informational resource.

Jennifer P. Tanabe, Ph.D.
Social Sciences Editor, NWE

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