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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
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
The Fortunes of Nigel By Walter Scott
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Set at the end of the reign of James VI and I, The Fortunes of Nigel is among Walter Scott's richest creations in its political insight, range of characterization, and linguistic virtuosity. Well... More > versed in the political literature of the period, Scott draws a detailed picture of London in the early seventeenth century while charting the effects of the Scottish influx into the English capital, the ambitions and fears of the newcomers, and the suspicion they aroused. The complex web of political intrigue and financial double-dealings are traced with a master's hand. Steeped in Jacobean drama, this tale shows Scott revelling in the linguistic riches of the age.< 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