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Scott, Walter 1771-1832

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Most widely held works by Walter Scott
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )

3,843 editions published between 1033 and 2020 in 47 languages and held by 27,486 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
Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )

1,975 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 13 languages and held by 10,765 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
Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

1,222 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 20 languages and held by 9,346 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
Kenilworth : a romance by Walter Scott( Book )

1,342 editions published between 1600 and 2020 in 19 languages and held by 8,434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the court of Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, is favoured above all the noblemen of England. It is rumoured that the Queen may chose him for her husband, but Leicester has secretly married the beautiful Amy Robsart. Fearing ruin if this were known, he keeps his lovely young wife a virtual prisoner in an old country house. Meanwhile Leicester's manservant Varney has sinister designs on Amy, and enlists an alchemist to help him further his evil ambitions. Brilliantly recreating the splendour and pageantry of Elizabethan England, with Shakespeare, Walter Ralegh and Elizabeth herself among its characters, Kenilworth (1821) is a compelling depiction of intrigue, power struggles and superstition in a bygone age. - Amazon
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( )

673 editions published between 1819 and 2019 in 7 languages and held by 7,064 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
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

1,301 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 22 languages and held by 6,762 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 Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )

1,000 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 6,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Lady of the Lake marked the pinnacle of Walter Scott's popularity as a poet, with record-breaking sales and ecstatic reviews which helped spread his fame far beyond Britain. A fictional work set during the reign of James V and featuring an astonishing range of themes, from political conflict, feud and mystery to love, loss and reconciliation, The Lady of the Lake is a key work of the romantic movement which swept Europe by storm in the early nineteenth century."--Amazon website
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )

795 editions published between 1800 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 6,500 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 heart of Midlothian by Walter Scott( Book )

857 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 5,520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid, decides she must walk to London to gain an audience with the Queen. Her sister is to be executed for infanticide and, while refusing to lie to help her case, Jeanie is desperate for a reprieve. Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, The Heart of Mid-Lothian dramatizes different kinds of justice -- that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of Captain Porteous, and that encountered by a terrified young girl suspected of killing her baby. Based on an anonymous letter Scot received in 1817, this is the seventh and finest of Scott's "Waverley" novels. It was an international bestseller and inspired succeeding novelists from Balzac to George Eliot
Marmion : a tale of Flodden Field by Walter Scott( Book )

603 editions published between 189 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 4,574 WorldCat member 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. --Wikipedia.com
Guy Mannering by Walter Scott( )

416 editions published between 1771 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 4,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

518 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 4,273 WorldCat member 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
A legend of the wars of Montrose by Walter Scott( )

201 editions published between 1819 and 2018 in English and German and held by 4,065 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
The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )

720 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 3,854 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."--Jacket
Old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )

718 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 3,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First publisher in 1816. Publisher in the Penguin English Library 1975
The fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )

628 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Nigel Olifaunt's father loaned huge sums of money to King James I of England years before. Nigel now wants the money back, but the royal courtiers will stop at nothing to steal the young lord's wealth. Court intrigue and swashbuckling action, set in the early seventeenth century, are on the agenda in this 1822 work by the master of romantic adventure
Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott( Book )

619 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 2,909 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 monastery by Walter Scott( Book )

594 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,877 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 )

614 editions published between 1800 and 2019 in 9 languages and held by 2,555 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."--BOOK JACKET
Guy Mannering, or, The astrologer by Walter Scott( Book )

488 editions published between 1800 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrayal of gipsy life and smuggling in Scotland in the days just prior to the American Revolution
 
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Ivanhoe
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Waverley : or, 'Tis sixty years sinceRob RoyKenilworth : a romanceThe bride of LammermoorQuentin DurwardThe Lady of the lakeThe talismanThe heart of Midlothian
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Abbotsford Knight 1771-1832

Antiquary Autorius

Author of Waverley

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

Author of «Waverley», The

Author of «Waverley» The 1771-1832

Author The Antiquary

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, Jedediath 1771-1832

Cleishbotham pseud

Gualterus Scott

Layman

Layman 1771-1832

Littlejohn , Hugh

Lockhart , John Hugh

Malagrowther Malachi

Malagrowther Malachi 1771-1832

Malagrowther, Malachi 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott

Paul

Paul 1771-1832

S., W.

S. W. 1771-1832

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

Schot, W. 1771-1832

Scott.

Scott 1771-1832

Scott, Gualterus 1771-1832

Scott, Gualtiero

Scott, Gualtiero 1771-1832

Scott, Sir Walter

Scott, Sir Walter 1771-1832

Scott, Sir Walter bart

Scott, Val'ter

Scott W.

Scott W. 1771-1832

Scott, W. (Walter), 1771-1832

Scott Walter

Scott, Walter 1771-1832

Scott, Walter 1771-1832 Sir

Scott, Walter, 1771-1832 Sir, bart.

Scott, Walter Bart.

Scott, Walter S.

Scott, Walter S. 1771-1832

Scott, Walter seras

Scott , Walter sir

Scott, Walter Sir 1771-1832

Scott Walter Sir 1st Baronet

Scott, Walter, Sir, bart

Scott, Walter, Sir, bart. 1771-1832

Scott, Walther 1771-1832

Scottas Walteris

Sigede 1771-1832

Sir Walter Scott

Skot, Valʹter.

Sḳoṭ, Ṿalṭer 1771-1832

Skot, Volter

Skot, Walter 1771-1832

Skôṭa, Vālṭara, 1771-1832 Sara

Skôṭa, Vālṭara, Sara, 1771-1832

Skotas V.

Skotas Valteris

Skoti, Uolter

Skoti, Uolter 1771-1832

Skots, Valters, 1771-1832

Skott, V. 1771-1832

Skott Valter

Skott, Valʹter 1771-1832

Skott Walter

Skott, Walter 1771-1832

Skott'as V.

Somnambulus

Somnambulus 1771-1832

Somnambulus 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott

Ssu-ko-te

Ssu-ko-tʻe 1771-1832

Ssu-ko-tʻe, Wa-erh-tʻe

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-t'e Ssu-ko-t'e

Wa-erh-tʻe Ssu-ko-tʻe 1771-1832

Walter Scott

Walter Scott brittisk författare

Walter Scott escritor del Romanticismo británico

Walter Scott İskoçyalı tarihî roman yazarı ve şairi

Walter Scott, Louis Joseph

Walter Scott poète et écrivain écossais

Walter Scott schottische Verfasser vo historische Romään

Walter Scott schottischer Autor von historischen Romanen

Walter Scott schottischer Schriftsteller, der Historienromane schrieb

Walter Scott schrijver

Walter Scott schrijver (1771–1832)

Walter Scott Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet

Walter Scott scrittore e poeta britannico

Walter Scott Sir

Walter Scott skota verkisto

Walter Scott skotlantilainen kirjailija

Walter Scott škotski pesnik in pisatelj

Walter Scott skotský literát

Walter Scott szkocki powieściopisarz i poeta

Walter-Skott.

"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

Клейшботем

Скот В

Скот В. 1771-1832

Скотт

Скотт В.

Скотт В. 1771-1832

Скотт, Валтер, 1771-1832

Скотт Вальтер

Скотт, Вальтер 1771-1832

Уолтър Скот

Ўолтэр Скот

Վալտեր Սքոթ

Վալտեր Սքոթ գրող

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، 1771-1832

سكوت، ولتر، 1771-1832 سير،

سكوت، ولتر، السير، 1771-1832

سكوت، وولتر، 1771-1882 السير،

والتر اسکات

والتر سكوت

والتر سكوت روائي وكاتب مسرحي وشاعر اسكتلندي

والٹر اسکاٹ اسکاٹی تاریخی ناول نگار اور شاعر

والٹر سکاٹ

وولتر سكوت، 1771-1882 السير،

वाल्टर स्कट

वाल्टर स्काट स्कॉटिश ऐतिहासिक उपन्यासकार, नाटककार, और कवि

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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

ウォルター・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

司各特

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