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Scott, Walter 1771-1832

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Ivanhoe a romance by Walter Scott( Book )
2,299 editions published between 1033 and 2014 in 34 languages and held by 21,094 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 )
1,081 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 16 languages and held by 8,288 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 )
840 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 15 languages and held by 7,545 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 )
976 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 6,977 libraries worldwide
The lady of the lake - Marmion - Thomas the Rhymer - Glenfinlas; or, Lord Ronald's Coronach - The eve of Saint John - The Erl-King-King___
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )
792 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 6,077 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
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )
868 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 14 languages and held by 5,729 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 bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )
454 editions published between 1819 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,547 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 )
616 editions published between 1800 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 5,080 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."--BOOK JACKET
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )
550 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 4,445 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."--BOOK JACKET
Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )
585 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,341 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 )
331 editions published between 1771 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 4,028 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 poetical works of Sir Walter Scott, with the author's introduction and notes by Walter Scott( Book )
653 editions published between 1800 and 2000 in 4 languages and held by 3,836 libraries worldwide
The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )
508 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,369 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
Marmion : a tale of Flodden Field. by Walter Scott( Book )
523 editions published between 1807 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 3,297 libraries worldwide
The description of the battle of Flodden was shaped in the autumn of 1807, when Scott was out practicing with the Light Horse Volunteers, which had been formed in prospect of an invasion from France, and of which Scott was quartermaster and secretary. Scott at those gatherings was full of companionable mirth, and in intervals between drill he would sometimes ride his charger at full speed up and down on the sands of Portobello within spray of the wave, while his mind was at work on such lines as - "They close, in clouds of smoke and dust, With sword-sway and with lance's thrust; And such a yell was there, Of sudden and portentous birth, As if men fought in upper earth, And fiends in upper air"--Amazon
The Waverley novels by Walter Scott( Book )
682 editions published between 1800 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,176 libraries worldwide
Sixteen Walter Scott novels in their original paper wrappers
The lay of the last minstrel by Walter Scott( Book )
481 editions published between 1805 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 3,081 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
Old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )
483 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 3,054 libraries worldwide
Published in 1816 and set in seventeenth-century Scotland, this historical novel is part of the series Tales of My Landlord . Henry Morton joins the rebellious Covenanters, fighting for the reestablishment of Presbyterianism in Scotland during the reign of the Stuarts. Morton's loyalties are torn, however, as he is in love with Edith Bellenden, whose family opposes the rebels
The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )
526 editions published between 1800 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,762 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 black dwarf by Walter Scott( file )
255 editions published between 1800 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,525 libraries worldwide
By 1816 Scott had written three successful novels and the public was clamoring for more. In a change of direction Scott set out to write four "tales" illustrating the manners and customs of Scotland, to be issued together as Tales of My Landlord. The first of these, The Black Dwarf is a novella set in Liddesdale in the Scottish Borders. It is 1708; in the aftermath of the Union of Scotland and England a group of Jacobites plots the restoration of the Stuart monarchy and Scottish independence. Against this turbulent backdrop of nationalist passions and cross-border feuding, a gothic tale of love and danger unfolds. At its center is the grotesque figure of the mysterious and solitary Black Dwarf who symbolically frees the heroine Isabella Vere from a violent, patriarchal past, and helps her choose a peace-loving Scottish laird as her husband
Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott( file )
139 editions published between 1827 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,498 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
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Author of "Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., 1771-1832
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Cleisbotham, Jedediah.
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Layman, 1771-1832
Malagrowther, Malachi.
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Paul, 1771-1832
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Templeton, Laurence, 1771-1832
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"Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., Author of, 1771-1832
Worutaru Sukotto 1771-1832
Скотт, Валтер, 1771-1832
סקאט, וואלטער, 1771־1832
סקאט, ולטר, 1771-1832
סקוט, וולטר
סקוט, וולטר, Sir
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سكوت، ولتر، سير، 1771-1832
وولتر سكوت، السير، 1771-1882
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