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Scott, Walter Sir 1771-1832

Works: 2,336 works in 4,223 publications in 28 languages and 6,739 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Psychological fiction  Historical fiction  Records and correspondence  Juvenile works  Fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Dedicatee, Editor, Honoree, Performer, Author of introduction, Librettist, Contributor, Commentator, Correspondent, Lyricist
Classifications: PR5318, 823.7
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Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )

507 editions published between 1820 and 2013 in 26 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abridgment of the novel chronicling 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 )

107 editions published between 1818 and 2008 in 8 languages and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historický román proslulého anglického spisovatele líčí boje Skotů s Angličany na počátku 18. století a hrdinské činy vůdce skotských horalů Rob Roye, jimiž se proplétá dobrodružný milostný román mladé šlechtické dvojice
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

64 editions published between 1820 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les amours tragiques de deux jeunes gens, Lucie et Edgar, qui appartiennent aux familles ennemies des Ashton et des Ravenswood, dans l'Ecosse du XVIIe siècle. Un temps promis au bonheur, les deux amants sont séparés par la despotique Lady Ashton, qui contraint sa fille Lucy au mariage avec le seigneur de Lammermoor. Celle-ci plonge dans la folie après avoir poignardé son nouvel époux
The pirate by Walter Scott( Book )

82 editions published between 1822 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 103 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
Leben von Napoleon Buonaparte, Kaisers von Frankreich by Walter Scott( Book )

15 editions published between 1827 and 1828 in German and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )

66 editions published between 1810 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 86 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
Waverley : et autres romans by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guy Mannering by Walter Scott( Book )

43 editions published between 1823 and 1982 in 5 languages and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

43 editions published between 1822 and 2004 in English and French and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in London of a young Scots nobleman. Presents a detailed picture of the Court and character of James 1st. For other editions, see Author Catalog
The black dwarf by Walter Scott( Book )

33 editions published between 1822 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 44 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
Woodstock by Walter Scott( Book )

27 editions published between 1832 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woodstock is considered the darkest of Scott's novels, written during a period of great tumult in the author's life. Set during the English Civil War, the story imagines treachery, a love triangle, and the escape of Charles II in 1651, as well as his triumphant return to London eight years later
Walter Scott's sämmtliche Werke by Walter Scott( Book )

8 editions published between 1828 and 1829 in German and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )

31 editions published between 1832 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 33 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
Familiar epistles. addressed to Malachi Malagrowther, Esq. by Daniel Dreadnought( )

3 editions published in 1826 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Memorie of the Somervilles : being a history of the baronial House of Somerville by James Somerville Somerville( )

3 editions published in 1815 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Scott's sämmtliche Werke by Walter Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 1826 in German and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenilworth by Walter Scott( Book )

2 editions published between 1901 and 1932 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Familiar letters of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 1894 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This book features the letters known to have been written by Sir Walter Scott. Featuring correspondence to family, friends and contemporaries, this is the second of the two-volume set of his letters
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