Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
Walter Scott Image Collection
Work Record ID:
0030092
Shelfmark:
Corson A.15.GOE.a.1799
Title:
Goetz of Berlichingen, with the Iron Hand: A Tragedy
Alternate Title:
Title page of Scott's translation of Goethe's drama Goetz of Berlichingen
Creator:
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
Creator Role:
Dramatist
Associate Creator:
Scott, Walter, Sir
Associate Creator Role:
Translator
Date:
1799
Description:
Title page of Sir Walter Scott's translation of Goethe's tragedy Goetz of Berlichingen erroneously giving Scott's name as William Scott.

Scott began his literary career with a series of translations from contemporary German literature. Of Goethe, the European writer whom Scott most admired, he translated Goetz of Berlichingen (1799), 'The Erl-King' (1799), 'Frederick and Alice' (1800), and 'Lamentation of the Faithful Wife of Asan Aga' (1806). Scott described Goethe as 'a wonderful fellow, the Ariosto at once, and almost the Voltaire of Germany' (Journal, 15 February 1827) and acclaimed him as 'an author born to arouse the slumbering fame of his country' (Introduction to 'Magnum' edition of Anne of Geierstein, 1831). Scott was bitterly disappointed that Goethe's death on 22 March 1832 thwarted a long-cherished plan to visit him at Weimar. Goethe, in his turn, was a great admirer of the Waverley Novels, praising Scott in a letter of 12 January 1827 for his 'wonderful pictures of human life'. Deeply flattered, Scott sent Goethe a copy of his Life of Napoleon Buonaparte and hailed him as 'the father of the German literature' (letter of 9 July 1827).
Work Type:
Book
Measurement:
20.4 x 12.2cm (8 1/16 x 4 13/16")
Material:
Paper
Material:
Ink
Technique:
Printing
Location:
TBC/Main Library/Special Collections
Repository:
Corson Collection
Source:
Goethe, J.W. Goetz of Berlichingen, with the iron Hand: a Tragedy (tr. Walter Scott). London: J. Bell, 1799
Subject Person:
Scott, Walter, Sir
Subject Category:
Drama
Subject Category:
Translations
Related Work Title:
Goetz von Berlichingen
Related Work Creator:
Scott, Walter, Sir
Repro File Type:
Derivative TIFF
Repro File Size (bytes):
68106944
Repro Rights Statement:
© The University of Edinburgh
Repro Capture Date:
23/04/2012 11:40:00
Image ID:
100420
Resolution Size:
7
Format:
JP2
Media Type:
Image
File Name:
0030092d.jp2
Width:
3623
Height:
6264

Goetz of Berlichingen, with the Iron Hand: A Tragedy