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Scott, Walter 1771-1832

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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )

3,701 editions published between 1033 and 2018 in 48 languages and held by 18,570 WorldCat member 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
Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

1,206 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 20 languages and held by 6,743 WorldCat member 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
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 )

1,295 editions published between 1600 and 2018 in 20 languages and held by 6,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives and romances of the court of Elizabeth I of England are brought to live in vivid detail
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

1,354 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 23 languages and held by 5,865 WorldCat member 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 )

857 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 5,197 WorldCat member 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
Waverley by Walter Scott( Book )

1,107 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 13 languages and held by 4,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first 'historical novel' in English, Waverley (1814) is set at the time of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Edward Waverley, 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 Waverley 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. --Publisher
The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )

816 editions published between 1800 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,213 WorldCat member 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
The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )

889 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The third of Sir Walter Scott's acclaimed Waverley Novels, a series that included Rob Roy and Ivanhoe, The Antiquary is set in Scotland in the last years of the eighteenth century and centers around Jonathan Oldbuck, the antiquary, the closest to a self-portrait of any of Scott's characters."--BOOK JACKET. "The passionate lover, a familiar character to readers of Sir Walter Scott, is here represented by Lovell, who relentlessly pursues the woman he hopes to marry. The antiquary is a constant commentator on the characters and their actions, always at hand to provide his opinionated version of the story."--BOOK JACKET. "While the reader may be swept up in the exciting plot, The Antiquary is a book that is not to be hurried; it has come to be appreciated for its rich description of a bygone age. This fine new edition of the book, restoring the original version drawn directly from Scott's manuscript, is accompanied by a critical essay, as well as annotations and a comprehensive glossary by a prominent scholar in the field."--BOOK JACKET
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

689 editions published between 1819 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the early 18th century, the children of enemies fall in love, but find their happiness is not to be--Novelist
Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )

514 editions published between 1800 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,182 WorldCat member 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
Old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )

708 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First publisher in 1816. Publisher in the Penguin English Library 1975
The poetical works of Sir Walter Scott, with the author's introduction and notes by Walter Scott( Book )

727 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight illustrations by Corbould. Edward H. Butler, English and Mathematics prize, December 1863
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )

455 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Kenneth, prince royal of Scotland is a knight in disguise on the Third Crusade where he witnesses the Saladin's use of a healing talisman to cure the ills of Richard the Lionhearted
The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )

629 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well versed in the political literature of the period, Walter Scott drew a detailed picture of London in the early 17th century while charting the effects of Scottish influx into the English capital; the ambitions and fears of the incomers and the suspicion they aroused. The complex web of political (and sexual) intrigue, and especially of all-important financial dealings and double-dealings, is traced with a master's hand." "No Scott novel has a more memorable cast of characters. King James heads them, with his childish irresponsibility and elusive character; a would-be Solomon and father of his country, theological disputant, prurient bisexual. But not far behind are jeweller George Heriot, clockmaker Davie Ramsay, courtier Sir Mungo Malagrowther, servant Richie Moniplies and many vivid minor characters."--Jacket
Guy Mannering by Walter Scott( Book )

462 editions published between 1771 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of 18th century Scotland filled with lawlessness, smuggling and a gypsy's curse in Galloway
The monastery by Walter Scott( Book )

654 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,445 WorldCat member 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
The pirate by Walter Scott( Book )

643 editions published between 1821 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 2,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No historical figures appear in The Pirate, and there are no historical events, but it is still an historical novel because it dramatises those 'corners of time' where an old era is coming to an end, and a new era is beginning. The novel is set in Orkney and Shetland in 1689, and for the northern isles the 'Glorious Revolution' actually means the beginning of the cultural dominance of Scotland and the advent of English power." "Scott draws heavily on the diary he kept on his tour round the lighthouses of Scotland in 1814. In both the diary and the novel he weighs the real need to improve the agricultural methods of this barely subsistence economy against the force of tradition and the human cost of rapid change." "The plot hinges on an illicit relationship, and is driven by dark men twisted by their criminality, an obsessed woman searching for her lost son, and the murderous rivalry of two young men - a family tale which illustrates the uses and abuses of traditional lore, as well as Scott's extraordinary grasp of the literature of the north."--Jacket
Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott( Book )

594 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Here is a plot without a drop of blood; and all the elements of a romance, without its conclusion', comments the King towards the end of Scott's longest, and arguably most intriguing, novel. Set against the backdrop of the Popish Plot to overturn Charles II, Peveril of the Peak explores the on-going tensions between Cavalier and Puritan loyalties during the fraught years of Restoration England. Ranging from Derbyshire to the Isle of Man and culminating in London, it is a novel which interweaves political intrigue, personal responsibilities and the ways in which the forces of history are played out in the struggles of individual human lives. But its true subject is perhaps the role of narration and the limits of storytelling itself. In this, the first scholarly edition of Peveril, Alison Lumsden recovers a lost novel."--Jacket
The black dwarf by Walter Scott( Book )

220 editions published between 1822 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 876 WorldCat member 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
A legend of the wars of Montrose by Walter Scott( Book )

192 editions published between 1819 and 2017 in English and German and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""I think this fellow Dalgetty is one of those horse-leeches, whose appetite for blood being only sharpened by what he has sucked in foreign countries, he is now returned to batten upon that of his own." Such is one character's view of the Scottish mercenary of the seventeenth century. Yet there is in Dugald Dalgetty's professional ethic, his blundering Latin, his loving care of his horse, and his own self-absorption, more genuine humanity than in the political and religious principles of Royalists and Covenanters alike. And the picture which emerges is not of violence imported into Scotland from Germany but of a country destroyed by uncompromising religious hatred, political bigotry, tribal feud and personal enmity. A Legend of the Wars of Montrose centres on one episode in the most bloody of Scotland's civil wars, Montrose's campaign for King Charles I in 1644-45; it is a short and savage tale."--BOOK JACKET
 
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Abbotsford Knight 1771-1832

Author of "Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., 1771-1832

Author of «Waverley», The

Author of «Waverley» The 1771-1832

Autor des Waverley.

Cleisbotham, Jedediah.

Cleisbotham, Jedediah 1771-1832

Cleishbotham, Jedediach.

Cleishbotham , Jedediah

Cleishbotham Jedediah 1771-1832

Cleishbotham, Jedediah 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott

Cleishbotham, Jedediah, pseud.

Cleishbotham, Jedediah [pseud.] 1771-1832

Cleishbotham, Jedediah Pseudonym von Walter Scott 1771-1832

Cleishbotham, Jedediath 1771-1832

Cleishbotham pseud

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 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott

Malagrowther, Malachi Pseudonym von Walter Scott 1771-1832

Pattieson, Peter [pseud.] 1771-1832

Paul

Paul 1771-1832

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S. W. 1771-1832

S., W. (Walter Scott), 1771-1832

Schot, W. 1771-1832

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Scott, Gualterus 1771-1832

Scott, Gualtiero

Scott, Gualtiero 1771-1832

Scott, Sir Walter

Scott, Sir Walter 1771-1832

Scott, Sir Walter bart

Scott W.

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Scott, W. (Walter), 1771-1832

Scott Walter

Scott, Walter 1771-1832

Scott, Walter 1771-1832 Sir

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Scott, Walter S.

Scott, Walter S. 1771-1832

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Scott, Walter Sir 1771-1832

Scott, Walter, Sir, bart

Scott, Walter, Sir, bart. 1771-1832

Scott, Walther 1771-1832

Sigede 1771-1832

Sir Walter Scott

Skot, Valʹter.

Skot, Valter 1771-1832

Skot, Volter

Skot, Walter 1771-1832

Skôṭa, Vālṭara, 1771-1832 Sara

Skôṭa, Vālṭara, Sara, 1771-1832

Skoti, Uolter

Skoti, Uolter 1771-1832

Skots, Valters, 1771-1832

Skott, V. 1771-1832

Skott, Valʹter

Skott, Valʹter 1771-1832

Skott, Walter.

Skott, Walter 1771-1832

Skūt, Waltir

Somnambulus

Somnambulus 1771-1832

Somnambulus 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott

Somnambulus Pseudonym von Walter Scott 1771-1832

Ssu-ko-tʿe

Ssu-ko-tʻe 1771-1832

Ssu-ko-tʿe, Wa-erh-tʿe

Ssu-ko-tʻe, Wa-erh-tʻe, 1771-1832

Sukotsu

Sukotsu 1771-1832

Sukotto

Sukotto 1771-1832

Templeton, Laurence

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. 1771-1832 (Walter Scott)

W.S. (Walter Scott), 1771-1832

Wa-erh-tʿe Ssu-ko-tʿe

Wa-erh-tʻe Ssu-ko-tʻe 1771-1832

Walter Scott

Walter Scott brittisk författare

Walter Scott escritor del Romanticismo británico

Walter Scott, Louis Joseph

Walter Scott poète et écrivain écossais

Walter Scott schottische Verfasser vo historische Romään

Walter Scott schottischer Author von historischen Romanen

Walter Scott schottischer Schriftsteller, der Historienromane schrieb

Walter Scott schrijver

Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet

Walter Scott scrittore e poeta britannico

Walter Scott Sir

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Walter Scott skotský literát

Walter Scott szkocki powieściopisarz i poeta

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"Waverley," "Ivanhoe," &c., Author of, 1771-1832

Worutaru Sukotto 1771-1832

Γουόλτερ Σκοτ

Вальтер-Скотт

Вальтер-Скотт 1771-1832

Вальтер Скотт британский писатель, поэт, историк, собиратель древностей, адвокат

Вальтер Скотт Шотландський письменник, поет, історик, правник

Вальтэр Скот

Волтер Скот

Скот В

Скот В. 1771-1832

Скотт

Скотт В

Скотт В. 1771-1832

Скотт, Валтер, 1771-1832

Скотт, Вальтер

Уолтър Скот

Ўолтэр Скот

Վալտեր Սքոթ

וולטר סקוט

סקאט, וואלטער

סקאט, וואלטער, 1771־1832

סקאט, ולטר, 1771-1832

סקוט, וולטר

סקוט, וולטר, 1771-1832

סקוט, וולטר, Sir

סקוט, ולטר, 1771-1832

سكت، ولتر، 1771-1832

سكوت, ولتر

سكوت، ولتر، 1771-1832

سكوت، ولتر، 1771-1832 سير،

سكوت، ولتر، السير، 1771-1832

سكوت، وولتر، 1771-1882 السير،

والتر اسکات

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والٹر سکاٹ

وولتر سكوت، 1771-1882 السير،

वाल्टर स्कट

सर वाल्टर स्कॉट

ওয়াল্টার স্কট

ਵਾਲਟਰ ਸਕਾਟ

စကော့ဆာဝေါ်လတာ

უოლტერ სკოტი

스코트, S. W. 1771-1832

스코트, 써 월터 1771-1832

스코트, 월터 써 1771-1832

스코트, 윌터

스콧, 월터 1771-1832

스콧트, 월터 1771-1832

월터 스콧

ウォルター・スコット

スコット

スコット, ウォルター

スコット, オルタル

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

司各德 1771-1832

沃尔特·司各特

[英]華特・司各特

[英]司各特

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Rob RoyKenilworth. With a port, of the author, pictures, of contemporary scenes and drawings reproduced from early editions together with an introd. and captionsQuentin DurwardThe heart of MidlothianWaverleyThe Lady of the lakeThe antiquaryThe bride of Lammermoor