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Scott, Walter 1771-1832

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Ivanhoe a romance by Walter Scott( Book )
2,919 editions published between 1033 and 2014 in 36 languages and held by 22,286 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of the Saxon knight Ivanhoe in 1194, the year of Richard the Lion-Hearted's return from the Third Crusade
Kenilworth by Walter Scott( Book )
1,135 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 18 languages and held by 8,414 libraries worldwide
The tragic story of the secret marriage of Amy Robsart to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, favourite and potential consort of the Queen, is imbued with the drama of Tudor England, its exuberance of spirit, vigor of language, violence and treachery, ostentation and gaiety, shifts and stratagems, and above all, its pervading sense of transience. Steeped in and engrossed by historic England, Scott relished the opportunity to create a pageant of Elizabethan life. From the swashbuckling Lambourne to the Machiavellian Varney, from the vacillating Leicester to Amy and the Queen herself, Scott grasps something of the passions of Marlowe, the histrionics of Kyd and the cynicism of Marston. Kenilworth comes as close to the theatrical and the melodramatic as Rob Roy or The Bride of Lammermoor, and Scott's sheer zest in writing is there for any reader to enjoy
Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )
990 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 17 languages and held by 7,874 libraries worldwide
When Frank Osbaldistone, goes to the Scottish Highlands to collect a debt owed to his father, he falls in love and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite politics of the time
The lady of the lake, and other poems by Walter Scott( Book )
1,091 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 7,351 libraries worldwide
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other Mobile Devices with a small display
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )
1,208 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 22 languages and held by 6,280 libraries worldwide
A novel, set in 15th century France, about a young knight of the Scottish Guards who saves the King's life in a boar hunt and wins the hand of his beautiful daughter, Isabella
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )
864 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 6,235 libraries worldwide
"The second of Tales of the Crusaders, The Talisman is set in Palestine during the Third Crusade (1189-92). Scott constructs a story of chivalric action, apparently adopting a view of the similarities in the values of both sides that is to be found in medieval romance. But disguise is the leading theme of the tale: characters frequently wear clothing that conceals their identity, and professions and cultures hide their true nature. In this novel the Christian leaders are divided by a factious criminality, and are contrasted to the magnanimity and decisiveness of Saladin, the leader of the Islamic armies. In a period when the west was fascinated with the exotic east, Scott represents the Muslim other as more humane than the Christian west." "The Talisman is one of Scott's great novels. It is a superb tale. It is also a bold departure as, for the first time, Scott explores cultural conflict in the opposition of two world religions."--BOOK JACKET
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )
647 editions published between 1819 and 2014 in 11 languages and held by 5,981 libraries worldwide
The plans of Edgar, Master of Ravenswood to regain his ancient family estate from the corrupt Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland are frustrated by the complexities of the legal and political situations following the 1707 Act of Union, and by his passion for his enemy's beautiful daughter Lucy. First published in 1819, this intricate and searching romantic tragedy offers challenging insights into emotional and sexual politics, and demonstrates the shrewd way in which Scott presented his work as historical document, entertainment, and work of art
The heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott( Book )
819 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 5,492 libraries worldwide
"The Heart of Mid-Lothian is precisely focused on the trials for murder of John Porteous and of Effie Deans in 1736 and 1737. Yet it is a chronicle - Scott's only chronicle - which spans the eighty years of the life of David Deans, whose death takes place in 1751. It is the most complex of all Scott's narratives. It is also the most challenging in that it raises in an acute fashion the problem of a judicial system that does not produce justice. Scott places this fundamental issue in its immediate political context, in history as represented by the life of Deans, and alongside the justice of Providence as perceived by his daughter Jeanie, the greatest of Scott's heroines." "This edition of The Heart of Mid-Lothian provides a new text established in accordance with the tried policies and practices of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, and in its annotation treats comprehensively the novel's historical, legal, religious and cultural sources."--Jacket
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )
677 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 4,681 libraries worldwide
"In the summer of 1765 Darsie Latimer sets out to discover the secret of his parentage in a journey to the wilds of Dumfriesshir. But very soon he discovers that he must confront not geographical but ideological wilds, for he is kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet and involved in a last, fictional attempt to restore the Stuarts to the British throne. His Edinburgh friend, the advocate Alan Fairford, seeks to find him, and finds modes of life which pay scant heed to the rule of law, and many who maintain a covert allegiance to the exiled monarchy. The violent past is repeatedly recalled: the oral diablerie of the inset 'Wandering Willie's Tale', probably the greatest short story ever written in Scots, provides a grotesque vision of the structures of an older Scotland. It is this older Scotland which Redgauntlet wished to restore, but Darsie, who set out as a romantic, discovers through his experience a commitment to the Hanoverian peace." "The text is based on the first edition of 1824, emended by readings from Scott's manuscript and proof corrections which were lost in the original process of preparing the text for publication."--Jacket
Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )
678 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 4,533 libraries worldwide
The first historical novel in English, Waverly (1814) is set during the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745. Edward Waverly, a young English soldier in the Hanoverian army, is sent to Scotland. He visits a Jacobite laird in the lowlands of Perthshire and then makes his way into the Highlands, where he meets a chieftain and his clansmen. Before long Waverly is caught up in the Jacobite cause, offering his allegiance to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, and to the dauntless Flora Mac-Ivor. The hero's journey of self-discovery takes place in a country torn by civil war, as the political outlook of the eighteenth century meets the older social organization of the Highlands in violent confrontation. This novel springs from Scott's childhood recollections and his desire to preserve in writing the features of life in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland. Waverley was first published anonymously in 1814 and was Scott's first novel. --Publisher description
Guy Mannering by Walter Scott( Book )
420 editions published between 1771 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 4,230 libraries worldwide
On the night Harry Bertram is born, astrologer Guy Mannering, a house guest of the Bertrams, predicts young Harry's future. Five years later, Mannering's prophecy is fulfilled, and Harry is kidnapped by plotters who want to rob him of his inheritance. Scott's gripping tale follows Harry's battle through the years to claim his rightful inheritance
The tale of old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )
650 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 3,776 libraries worldwide
The story reaches dramatic heights in Scott's description of the Covenanters rebuff of the Royalist forces at Loudoun Hill, the preparations for the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, and the moving trial of the young Morton and his fellow prisoners before Claverhouse and the Privy Council
The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )
641 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 3,634 libraries worldwide
Published in 1816, and set during the wars with revolutionary France, this novel Scott's personal favorite of all his works features a mysterious young man, Lovel, whose arrival at the Scottish seaside town of Fairport exposes long-buried secrets and crimes involving the guilt-ridden Earl of Glenallan and a beautiful young woman, Isabella Wardour
The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott, with the author's introduction and notes by Walter Scott( Book )
629 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,525 libraries worldwide
Marmion : a tale of Flodden Field. by Walter Scott( Book )
555 editions published between 1807 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,359 libraries worldwide
With all his introductions and notes, various readings, and the editor's notes. Fred Hinsby, Prize for Latin and Careful Writing, December 1859
The lay of the last minstrel by Walter Scott( Book )
546 editions published between 1805 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,248 libraries worldwide
One of Sir Walter Scott's most celebrated and accessible works, The Lay of the Last Minstrel was a huge publishing phenomenon when it first appeared in 1802, with six editions appearing in three years years and sales of 27,000 in a decade. Its impact on Border tourism was vast, as countless people, moved by Scott's evocative description of the moonlit Melrose Abbey, flocked to the area. Painters too were inspired by the scene, and such was its fame that even prime minister William Pit recited sections from it in front of dinner guests. Told by an ageing minstrel to Ann, Duchess of Buccleu
Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott( file )
290 editions published between 1823 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,089 libraries worldwide
In "The Highland Widow", a mother is devastated when her son announces his intention to join the British army to fight in America, and uses all her cunning to keep him at home. "The Two Drovers" is a tale of a prophecy fulfilled in which the Englishman Harry Wakerfield is set against his Scottish friend Robin Oig in a destructive and ultimately tragic quarrel. "The Surgeon's Daughter" follows the fortunes of three young Scots who attempt to settle in India during the early years of the British Empire
The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )
650 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 2,970 libraries worldwide
Adventures in London of a young Scots nobleman. Presents a detailed picture of the Court and character of James 1st. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The Waverley novels by Walter Scott( Book )
632 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,933 libraries worldwide
The Waverley Novels are a long series of books by Sir Walter Scott. For nearly a century they were among the most popular and widely-read novels in all of Europe. Because he did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827, they take their name from Waverley (1814), which was the first. The later books bore the words "by the author of Waverley" on their title pages.-- Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. TABLE OF CONTENTS:The AntiquaryThe Betrothed The Fair Maid of PerthThe Fortunes of NigelGuy Mannering Ivanhoe Kenilworth Peveril of the Peak Quentin Durward Redgauntlet
The monastery by Walter Scott( Book )
575 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 2,699 libraries worldwide
"Set on the eve of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, The Monastery is full of supernatural events, theological conflict, and humour. Located in the lawless Scottish Borders, the novel depicts the monastery of Kennaquhair (a thinly disguised Melrose Abbey, whose ruins are still to be seen near Scott's own home at Abbotsford) on the verge of dissolution, and the fortunes of two brothers as they respond to a new social and religious order. Highlights of the narrative include a moving encounter between two representatives of opposing sides in the Reformation controversy who had been students together in less troubled times, and the final formal procession of the Kennaquhair monks as the reformed forces arrive. A talking-point when the work was first published, the mysterious spectral White Lady, guardian of the magical Black Book, still intrigues readers. A strong comic element is provided by Sir Piercie Shafton with his absurd linguistic mannerisms fashionable at the English court. The narrative is preceded by one of Scott's most charming and playful introductory exchanges between the fictional local antiquary Cuthbert Clutterbuck and the Author of Waverley."--Jacket
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"Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., Author of, 1771-1832
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Скотт, Валтер, 1771-1832
סקאט, וואלטער, 1771־1832
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