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Author:Walter Scott
Publisher:Columbia University Press
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Number of Pages:541
Category:Fiction, Historical fiction, Classics, Historical, Th century, Novels, Classic literature, Literature, Scotland, British literature

Kenilworth by Walter Scott

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Kenilworth In this exciting novel the legend of Amy Robsart and her secret marriage to the Earl of Leicester comes alive in a blend of historical fact and fanciful fiction


i Ivanhoe i was the first of Scott s novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance which later influenced Victorian medievalism Set at the time of the Norman Conquest Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades to claim his inheritance and the love of Rowena and becomes involved in the struggle between Richard Coeur de Lion and his Norman brother John The gripping narrative is structured by a series of conflicts Saxon versus Norman Christian versus Jew men versus women played out against Scott s unflinching moral realism

Rob Roy

Scott s i tour de force i of family intrigue has two heroes Francis Osbaldistone dispatched in disgrace from London joins his foxhunting cousins at their ancestral seat in Northumberland His suspicions of villainous Rashleigh Osbaldistone and the request of Diana Vernon the cousin whom Francis loves draw in Scott s other hero the brave bitter Highlander and enigmatic outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor br br Set on the eve of the Jacobite rising of i Rob Roy i in some ways the quintessential English Scottish encounter does not give up its secrets until the very last page Few novels can match it for suspense and narrative daring and in the swirl and colour of its characters we can agree with Hazlitt Sir Walter has found out oh rare discovery that there is no romance like the romance of real life


i Waverley i is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart or Bonnie Prince Charlie It relates the story of a young dreamer and English soldier Edward Waverley who was sent to Scotland in He journeys North from his aristocratic family home Waverley Honour in the south of England alleged in an English Heritage notice to refer to Waverley Abbey in Surrey first to the Scottish Lowlands and the home of family friend Baron Bradwardine then into the Highlands and the heart of the Jacobite uprising and aftermath

The Talisman

The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott s tale of the Crusades a tale of chivalry of violence of virtue romance and deceit In Scott s own words the warlike character of Richard I wild and generous a pattern of chivalry with all its extravagant virtues and its no less absurd errors was opposed to that of Saladin in which the Christian and English monarch showed all the cruelty and violence of an Eastern sultan and Saladin on the other hand displayed the deep policy and prudence of a European sovereign whilst each contended which should excel the other in the knightly qualities of bravery and generosity This singular contrast afforded as the author conceived materials for a work of fiction possessing peculiar interest

The Bride of Lammermoor

This is a story of national change and personal tragedy For Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood acts of heroism are thwarted and love is doomed by social political and historical division This edition restores the action to the years of uncertainty and political flux before the Union of Scotland and England in rather than after as Scott s later revision had placed it

The Lady of the Lake

A kindly heart had brave Fitz James Fast poured his eyes at pity s claims And now with mingled grief and ire He saw the murdered maid expire God in my need be my relief As I wreak this on yonder Chief from The Lady of the Lake Wildly successful with readers and critics on both sides of the Atlantic when it was first published in this is Scott s renowned romantic poem about love and honor amidst a bitter rivalry between King James V and the powerful Douglas clan of the Scottish Highlands This revised edition published in features an extensive introduction that places Scott and his writings in historical and literary context as well as explanatory notes study guides and suggested selections for class or book group readings Scottish novelist and poet SIR WALTER SCOTT a literary hero of his native land turned to writing only when his law practice and printing business foundered Among his most beloved works are Rob Roy and Ivanhoe American writer WILLIAM VAUGHN MOODY served as co editor of the Harvard Monthly and assistant professor of English at the University of Chicago He authored several verse plays books of poetry and histories and criticisms of English literature

The Heart of Mid-Lothian

Early in Scott received in an unsigned letter the seed of i The Heart of Mid Lothian i and began immediately to shape from historical fact the story of Jeanie Deans a dairymaid who while refusing to lie to save her sister s life journeys to London to beg for a reprieve Set in the s in a Scotland uneasily united with England the novel dramatizes different kinds of justice that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of one Captain Porteous and that encountered by a young girl on trial for infanticide br br A bestseller from Philadelphia to St Petersburg an inspiration to succeeding novelists from Balzac to George Eliot i The Heart of Mid Lothian i is the seventh and finest of Scott s Waverley novels This edition based on the first edition of incorporates many new corrections from the manuscript and from other sources Tony Inglis provides a full introduction to the historical background and to the novel s rich use of language and dialect its themes and narrative modes

Quentin Durward

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In this exciting novel the legend of Amy Robsart and her secret marriage to the Earl of Leicester comes alive in a blend of historical fact and fanciful fiction

Rob Roy, The Talisman, The Lady of the Lake, Kenilworth, Robin Hood, The Bride of Lammermoor, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, Quentin Durward, Waverley, Ivanhoe