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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
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
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