Sunday, September 6, 2009
September 6: The Pride of All Scotchmen (Vol. 25, pp. 393-403)
Thomas Carlyle's "Sir Walter Scott" is today's reading, an ode to the Scottish novelist and poet. Called the father of the historical novel, he died broke -- literally writing himself to death in his last years to pay off his debts. Scott's heirs would be the ones to reap the benefits.