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Scott, Walter 1771-1832

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

4,053 editions published between 1033 and 2021 in 49 languages and held by 26,904 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
The Lady of the lake by Walter Scott( Book )

1,352 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 8 languages and held by 9,571 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
Rob Roy by Walter Scott( Book )

1,276 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 22 languages and held by 9,262 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 )

1,398 editions published between 961 and 2021 in 20 languages and held by 8,250 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
Waverley by Walter Scott( Book )

1,350 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 13 languages and held by 8,028 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
Quentin Durward by Walter Scott( Book )

1,338 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 23 languages and held by 6,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Quentin Durward belongs to the Scottish Guards, and when he saves Louis XI during a boar hunt, he wins the hand of his love, Isabelle of Croye
The bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott( Book )

736 editions published between 1819 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 6,603 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
The talisman by Walter Scott( Book )

788 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 14 languages and held by 6,003 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 )

884 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 9 languages and held by 5,691 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 )

632 editions published between 189 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 4,984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical apparatus in this volume includes an extended essay on the development of the text, a historical note, explanatory notes and a full glossary of Scots, foreign and archaic words
Redgauntlet by Walter Scott( Book )

676 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 4,773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the mid-eighteenth century in the fictitious third Jacobite rebellion, Redgauntlet (1824) tells of Darsie Latimer, a student of law who becomes embroiled in a plot to put Prince Charles Edward (aka, Bonnie Prince Charlie) on the British throne. The events in Redgauntlet never actually took place, but they are probable, and form the culmination of Scott's series of Jacobite novels
Waverley, or, 'Tis sixty years since by Walter Scott( Book )

752 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 4,748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Waverley is set during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart (or 'Bonnie Prince Charlie'). The hero is a young Englishman, Edward Waverley. Neglected by his pro-Hanoverian father, Edward is brought up by his elderly uncle, the Jacobite-leaning Sir Everard Waverley. Like Scott himself, Edward reads widely in poetry and romance as a child, creating an imaginary world that he much prefers to a lacklustre present. Having obtained a commission in the army, he is sent to Scotland in 1745. During a spell of leave, he visits his uncle's friend and fellow Jacobite, the Baron of Bradwardine at Tully-Veolan, forming an attachment to his daughter Rose. A spirit of adventure now leads him to visit the lair of Donald Bean Lean, a Highland freebooter, and the great hall at Glennaquoich, home to Fergus MacIvor, a young Highland chieftain and ardent Jacobite. Here Edward witnesses a patriarchal society where chieftain and follower feast together united by ties of kinship. Edward's romantic sensibilities are deeply affected by their fanatical enthusiasm for the Jacobite cause, particularly when embodied in Fergus's beautiful sister Flora. The frequentation of known Jacobites compromises Edward with his regiment, leading ultimately to his dismissal and arrest. Rescued by Rose, Edward joins the Jacobite forces even though reason tells him that Charles Edward Stuart's attempt to capture the British throne is doomed to failure. He is captivated by the personal charm of the Prince, impressed by Flora's devotion, and coerced by the powerful personality of Fergus MacIvor. However, when the Jacobite cause fails, Waverley is forced into hiding and is only freed when General Talbot, whose life he has saved at the Battle of Prestonpans, grants him a pardon. After attending the trial and condemnation of Fergus, Edward is decisively rejected by Flora. He then marries the placid Rose Bradwardine, who represents the rational, realistic present of post-Union Scotland as opposed to the colourful, passionate past personified by Flora
Guy Mannering by Walter Scott( )

417 editions published between 1771 and 2022 in 8 languages and held by 4,214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

747 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 7 languages and held by 3,936 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 )

730 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 3,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First publisher in 1816. Publisher in the Penguin English Library 1975
A legend of the wars of Montrose by Walter Scott( )

202 editions published between 1819 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 3,569 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 fortunes of Nigel by Walter Scott( Book )

678 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 3,456 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 serve as the background to this historical fiction set in early seventeenth century Great Britain
The monastery by Walter Scott( Book )

621 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 3,040 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
Peveril of the Peak by Walter Scott( Book )

639 editions published between 1800 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 3,038 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 pirate by Walter Scott( Book )

639 editions published between 1800 and 2021 in 10 languages and held by 2,862 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
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A legend of the wars of Montrose
The Lady of the lakeRob RoyKenilworth : a romanceWaverleyQuentin DurwardThe bride of LammermoorThe talismanThe heart of Midlothian
Alternative Names
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 1771-1832

Littlejohn , Hugh

Lockhart , John Hugh

Malagrowther Malachi

Malagrowther Malachi 1771-1832

Malagrowther, Malachi 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott


Paul 1771-1832

S., W.

S. W. 1771-1832

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

Schot, W. 1771-1832


Scott 1771-1832

Scott, Gualterus 1771-1832

Scott, Gualtiero

Scott, Gualtiero 1771-1832

Scott, S. W. 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 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, V. (Valters), 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 1771-1832

Somnambulus 1771-1832 Pseudonym von Walter Scott


Ssu-ko-tʻe 1771-1832

Ssu-ko-tʻe, Wa-erh-tʻe

Ssu-ko-tʻe, Wa-erh-tʻe, 1771-1832


Sukotsu 1771-1832


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 escriptor i advocat britànic

Walter Scott escritor del Romanticismo británico

Walter Scott escritor y abogado británico

Walter Scott İskoçyalı tarihî roman yazarı ve şairi

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 scriptor scote

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


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

Worutaru Sukotto 1771-1832

Γουόλτερ Σκοτ

Валтер 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 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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უოლტერ სკოტი

스코트, S. W. 1771-1832

스코트, 써 월터 1771-1832

스코트, 월터 1771-1832

스코트, 월터 써 1771-1832

스콧, 월터 1771-1832

스콧트, 월터 1771-1832

월터 스콧


スコット 1771-1832

スコット, ウォルター

スコット, ウォルター 1771-1832

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



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