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Tales of My Landlord By Walter Scott
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Tales of My Landlord is composed by the following books; The Black Dwarf [1816] Old Mortality [1816] Illustrated The Heart of Midlothian [1818] Illustrated The Bride of Lammermoor [1819] A Legend of... More > Montrose [1819] Count Robert of Paris [1832] Castle Dangerous [1832] Of these, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor have been the most successful, and Old Mortality is considered by modern critics to be among Scott's best work. The fourth were the least successful. They were so called, because they were supposed to be tales collected from the (fictional) landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh, compiled by a "Peter Pattieson", and edited and sent to the publisher by Jedediah Cleishbotham. This is gone into in great depth in the introduction to The Black Dwarf. The first series was planned to comprise four volumes, each containing a separate novel, but Scott by his own admission botched The Black Dwarf, and Old Mortality came to be three volumes in its own right.< Less
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps readers into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-the-Lion-Hearted, returns from the... More > Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft -- but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The wicked Prince John plots to usurp England's throne, but two of the most popular heroes in all of English literature, Richard-the-Lion-Hearted and the well-loved famous outlaw, Robin Hood, team up to defeat the Normans and reagain the castle. The success of this novel lies with Scott's skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure.< Less
Guy Mannering: Illustrated By Walter Scott
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On the auspicious night that Guy Mannering is shown to the house of the Bertrams of Ellengowan, the Bertrams' heir is born, and Mannering, a skeptical astrologer, predicts the child's future. Five... More > years later the prophecy is fulfilled, and the heir, Harry Bertram, becomes the center of a plot to rob the boy of his inheritance. Harry's subsequent struggles are set against a backdrop of chaos and upheaval in a socially fragmented Scotland where everyone, from landowners to gypsies, is searching for their rightful place.< Less
Chronicles of the Canongate By Walter Scott
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This is a deep and profound work that reflects on the racist attitude of the British. Unraveling in the era after the Jacobite Defeat, the works are set in different backgrounds. From Colonial India... More > to Scotland, the work focuses on the early years of British Imperialism.< Less
Anne of Geierstein By Walter Scott
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The novel is set shortly after the battle of Tewkesbury (1471), in which the Yorkist king Edward IV had finally defeated the Lancastrian party. Along with The Fair Maid of Perth, Anne of Geierstein... More > was Scott's most commercially successful novel after 1825. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), began his career writing narrative poetry, and later re-launched his career as a novelist. Deriving most of his material from his native Scotland, its history and its legends, Scott invented and mastered what we know today as the historical novel.< Less
Tales from Benedictine Sources: Illustrated By Walter Scott
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Tales from Benedictine Sources (1820) is a pair of novels by Walter Scott consisting of The Abbot and The Monastery. The novels have only slight connections with one another, for example, both... More > feature the Avenel family, and have monastic themes and titles.< Less
Tales of the Crusaders By Walter Scott
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Set at the time of the Third Crusade, "Tales of the Crusaders is composed of two books; "The Betrothed" and The Talisman." The betrothed is Eveline, daughter of a Norman noble,... More > who is a victim of the Crusade in that her intended husband is required by the Church to fulfil his vow to join the war and departs for three years. The full horror of an arranged marriage, and of being a possible prize as men seek to gain possession of her is vividly realised -- the heroine is never free; her fate is always determined by the agency of men. And being set on the Marches of Wales, it is not just men but differing cultures that strive for mastery over her.< Less
Saint Ronan's Well By Walter Scott
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Set in 1812 and portraying the fashionable society of the spa-town of St. Ronan's, the plot revolves around the enmity of two half-brothers. With introductory essay and notes by Andrew Lang.
Quentin Durward By Walter Scott
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Quentin Durward is a historical novel by Walter Scott, first published in 1823. The story concerns a Scottish archer in the service of the French King Louis XI (1423–1483). The plot centres on... More > the medieval rivalry between Louis XI of France and Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Louis incites the citizens of Liège to revolt against Charles, and, under the command of Louis's ally, William de la Marck, they seize and murder Charles's brother-in-law, Louis de Bourbon, Bishop of Liège.< Less
Redgauntlet By Walter Scott
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Set in the mid-eighteenth century in the fictitious third Jacobite rebellion, Redgauntlet (1824) tells of Darsie Latimer, a student of law who becomes embroiled in a plot to put Prince Charles Edward... More > on the British throne. The events in Redgauntlet never actually took place, but they are probable, and form the culmination of Scott's series of Jacobite novels.< Less