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Scott, Walter 1771-1832

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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )
2,318 editions published between 1033 and 2015 in 44 languages and held by 16,574 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. With a port, of the author, pictures, of contemporary scenes and drawings reproduced from early editions together with an introd. and captions by Walter Scott( Book )
1,107 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 19 languages and held by 6,610 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 )
998 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 6,507 libraries worldwide
By turns thrilling and comic, Rob Roy contains Scott's most sophisticated treatment of the Scottish Highlands as an imaginary space where the modern and the primitive come together. Newly edited from the 'Magnum Opus' text of 1830, this edition includes full explanatory notes and a critical introduction exploring the originality and complexity of Scott's achievement
The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )
1,009 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 6,198 libraries worldwide
It was the poetic tour de force that turned Walter Scott into an international literary legend. The Lady of the Lake was his best selling poem, taking the literary world by storm, it sold over 25,000 copies in the first 8 months. Queen Victoria was a fan having 38 copies of the poem in her library at Balmoral! The poem had huge influence on the area, Ellen's Isle on Loch Katrine is named after fair Ellen in the poem, and around the world. It was even translated for the Mohican Indians in North America. The poem fell out of fashion in the 20th century although even as late as the 1950s tourist guides in the Trossachs were being paid an extra penny a time if they could recite verses of the poem. Now 200 years on Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park in partnership with the Association of Scottish Literary Studies has republished the poem making it available again for the first time in decades
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )
1,084 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 16 languages and held by 5,570 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 heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott( Book )
729 editions published between 1800 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 5,161 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
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )
700 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in 12 languages and held by 4,567 libraries worldwide
Sir Kenneth, the prince royal of Scotland, joins the crusades of Richard I in disguise--Novelist
The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott, with the author's introduction and notes by Walter Scott( Book )
1,041 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,440 libraries worldwide
Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )
665 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 4,234 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
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )
568 editions published between 1819 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 3,473 libraries worldwide
During the early 18th century, the children of enemies fall in love, but find their happiness is not to be--Novelist
The Waverley novels by Walter Scott( Book )
1,512 editions published between 1800 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,214 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 antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )
526 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 3,172 libraries worldwide
Jonathan Oldbuck, an antiquary, lives in Scotland near the end of the 18th century--Novelist
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )
619 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 3,112 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
Marmion : a tale of Flodden Field by Walter Scott( Book )
496 editions published between 1807 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,992 libraries worldwide
The poem tells how Lord Marmion, a favourite of Henry VIII of England, lusts for Clara de Clare, a rich woman. He and his mistress, Constance De Beverley, forge a letter implicating Clara's fiancé, Sir Ralph De Wilton, in treason. Constance, a dishonest nun, hopes that her aid will restore her to favour with Marmion. When De Wilton loses the duel he claims in order to defend his honour against Marmion, he is obliged to go into exile. Clara retires to a convent rather than risk Marmion's attentions. Constance's hopes of a reconciliation with Marmion are dashed when he abandons her; she ends up being walled up alive in the Lindisfarne convent for breaking her vows. She takes her revenge by giving the Abbess who is one of her three judges documents that prove De Wilton's innocence. De Wilton, having returned disguised as a pilgrim, follows Marmion to Edinburgh where he meets the Abbess, who gives him the exonerating documents. When Marmion's host, the Earl of Angus is shown the documents, he arms De Wilton and accepts him as a knight again. De Wilton's plans for revenge are overturned by the battle of Flodden Field. Marmion dies on the battlefield, while De Wilton displays heroism, regains his honour, retrieves his lands, and marries Clara.
The lay of the last minstrel by Walter Scott( Book )
440 editions published between 1804 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,695 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
Guy Mannering by Walter Scott( Book )
448 editions published between 1771 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,630 libraries worldwide
A tale of the period of Dandie Dinmont, Dominie Sampson and Meg Merrilies. Because of the antagonism which his magistrate father has aroused among the gypsies, Harry Bertram, heir to the Ellongowan estate, is kidnapped by a lawyer named Glossin, who secures the estate. Harry's sister Lucy, forced to leave her home, is entertained by Guy Mannering and his daughter Julia. The gypsy Meg Merrilies befriends Harry, aids his escape, and finally lets him into the secret of the estate
The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )
556 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,507 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 monastery by Walter Scott( Book )
512 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,310 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
Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott( Book )
246 editions published between 1827 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,270 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 black dwarf by Walter Scott( Book )
232 editions published between 1816 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 904 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
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Author of "Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., 1771-1832
Author of «Waverley», The
Author of «Waverley» The 1771-1832
Autor des Waverley.
Cleisbotham, Jedediah.
Cleishbotham , Jedediah
Cleishbotham Jedediah 1771-1832
Cleishbotham, Jedediah, pseud.
Cleishbotham, Jedediah [pseud.] 1771-1832
Cleishbotham, Jedediah Pseudonym von Walter Scott 1771-1832
Clutterbuck, Cuthbert [pseud.] 1771-1832
Croftangry, Chrystal [pseud.] 1771-1832
Gualterus Scott
Layman 1771-1832
Littlejohn , Hugh
Lockhart , John Hugh
Malagrowther, Malachi.
Malagrowther Malachi 1771-1832
Malagrowther, Malachi Pseudonym von Walter Scott 1771-1832
Pattieson, Peter [pseud.] 1771-1832
Paul 1771-1832
S., W.
S. W. 1771-1832
S., W. (Walter Scott), 1771-1832
Schot, W., 1771-1832
Scott, ... 1771-1832
Scott, Gualtiero 1771-1832
Scott, Sir Walter
Scott, Sir Walter 1771-1832
Scott, Sir Walter, bart
Scott W. 1771-1832
Scott, W. (Walter), 1771-1832
Scott, Walter
Scott, Walter 1771-1832
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Scott, Walter S. 1771-1832
Scott , Walter <sir>
Scott, Walter Sir 1771-1832
Scott, Walter, Sir, bart
Scott, Walter, Sir, bart., 1771-1832
Scott, Walther 1771-1832
Skot, Valter
Skot, Valter 1771-1832
Skot, Volter
Skot, Walter 1771-1832
Skôṭa, Vālṭara, Sara, 1771-1832
Skoti, Uolter 1771-1832
Skots, Valters, 1771-1832
Skott, Val'ter.
Skott, Valʹter 1771-1832
Skott, Walter.
Skott, Walter 1771-1832
Somnambulus 1771-1832
Somnambulus Pseudonym von Walter Scott 1771-1832
Ssu-ko-tʻe, 1771-1832
Ssu-ko-tʻe, Wa-erh-tʻe, 1771-1832
Sukotsu 1771-1832
Sukotto 1771-1832
Templeton, Laurence, 1771-1832
Templeton, Lawrence, 1771-1832
Vālṭara Skôṭa, 1771-1832
Valter Skott
Valters Skots
Verfasser des Waverley.
W. S.
W. S. 1771-1832
W.S. (Walter Scott), 1771-1832
Wa-erh-tʻe Ssu-ko-tʻe, 1771-1832
Walter Scott
Walter Scott escritor del Romanticismo británico
Walter Scott poète et écrivain écossais
Walter Scott schottische Verfasser vo historische Romään
Walter Scott schottischer Schriftsteller, der Historienromane schrieb
Walter Scott schrijver
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Walter Scott Sir
Walter Scott škotski pesnik in pisatelj
Walter Scott skotský literát
Walter Scott szkocki powieściopisarz i poeta
"Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., Author of, 1771-1832
Worutaru Sukotto 1771-1832
Γουόλτερ Σκοτ
Вальтер-Скотт 1771-1832
Вальтер Скотт британский писатель, поэт, историк, собиратель древностей, адвокат
Вальтэр Скот
Волтер Скот
Скот В. 1771-1832
Скотт В. 1771-1832
Скотт, Валтер, 1771-1832
Скотт Вальтер
Уолтър Скот
Ўолтэр Скот
Վալտեր Սքոթ
וולטר סקוט
סקאט, וואלטער, 1771־1832
סקאט, ולטר, 1771-1832
סקוט, וולטר
סקוט, וולטר, Sir
سكت، ولتر، 1771-1832
سكوت، ولتر، سير، 1771-1832
والتر اسکات
والتر سكوت
वाल्टर स्कट
ওয়াল্টার স্কট
უოლტერ სკოტი
스코트, S. W. 1771-1832
스코트, 써 월터 1771-1832
스코트, 월터 써 1771-1832
스콧, 월터 1771-1832
스콧트, 월터 1771-1832
월터 스콧
スコット, ウォルター
スコット, オルタル (ソル)
スコット, サー・ウォルター
ヲルタル・スコット 1771-1832
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