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Scott, Walter Sir 1771-1832

Works: 1,963 works in 3,772 publications in 27 languages and 6,090 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Poetry  Drama  Historical fiction  Psychological fiction  Action and adventure films  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Editor, Other, Dedicatee, Performer, Author of introduction, Composer, Compiler, Honoree, Librettist, Contributor
Classifications: PR5318, 823.7
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Most widely held works by Walter Scott
Ivanhoe by Walter Scott( Book )

515 editions published between 1820 and 2013 in 26 languages and held by 771 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
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )

114 editions published between 1825 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paru dans la série Récits des croisés en 1825, ce roman, qui se déroule à la fin de la troisième croisade, fait revivre deux des plus grandes figures du XIIe siècle, le roi anglais Richard Coeur de Lion et le sultan kurde Saladin. Dans le camp des croisés en Palestine, Kenneth, dit le chevalier au Léopard, est envoyé en mission pour discuter d'un éventuel traité de paix avec les Sarrasins
Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

108 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
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 )

94 editions published between 1821 and 2008 in 9 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Román, řazený v hodnotou nestejnorodé tvorbě W. Scotta na přední místo, se odehrává "v dobách staré, veselé Anglie" za panování královny Alžběty. Působí živou kresbou prostředí a především ovšem překvapivými ději, plnýmidobrodružství a napětí, které udrží čtenáře v zajetí opravdu až do poslední stránky
The antiquary by Walter Scott( Book )

91 editions published between 1821 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jonathan Oldbuck, an antiquary, lives in Scotland near the end of the 18th century--Novelist
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

62 editions published between 1830 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 118 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 )

80 editions published between 1822 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 100 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 )

67 editions published between 1810 and 1982 in 6 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

Ivanhoé et autres romans by Walter Scott( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in French and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1826 and 1829 in German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The monastery by Walter Scott( Book )

41 editions published between 1821 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Romance of the Scottish border country in 1550, during the unsettled period of monastic suppression, in which a spectre plays a considerable part. For other editions, see Author Catalog
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 34 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
The fair maid of Perth by Walter Scott( Book )

19 editions published between 1831 and 1999 in English and Russian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott( Book )

27 editions published between 1822 and 1923 in 3 languages and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The longest of Scott's novels, this story revolves around Sir Geoffrey Peveril, an old Cavalier, and Major Bridgenorth, a zealous Puritan who are neighboring landowners in Derbyshire during the frenzy of the alleged Popish Plot to depose Charles II in 1678. Their grown children, Julian and Alice, are desperately in love but thwarted because Julian and his father are accused of participating in the plot. The memorable cast of characters are interwoven seamlessly into the action of real historical events, saturated with political intrigue and drama
Walter Scott's sämmtliche Werke by Walter Scott( Book )

3 editions published in 1826 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott( Book )

17 editions published between 1832 and 2003 in English and French and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "The Highland Widow", a mother is devastated when her son announces his intention to join the British army to fight in America, and uses all her cunning to keep him at home. "The Two Drovers" is a tale of a prophecy fulfilled in which the Englishman Harry Wakerfield is set against his Scottish friend Robin Oig in a destructive and ultimately tragic quarrel. "The Surgeon's Daughter" follows the fortunes of three young Scots who attempt to settle in India during the early years of the British Empire
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The talismanRob RoyKenilworth. With a port, of the author, pictures, of contemporary scenes and drawings reproduced from early editions together with an introd. and captionsThe antiquaryThe bride of LammermoorThe pirateThe black dwarfRedgauntlet