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Synopsis:

The story of a romantic young man in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. The colourful and heroic, but too often brutal, values of Scotland's past are juxtaposed with more orderly, sane and prosperous, but duller, attitudes of the emerging present.

About the Author

Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley, which he had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note “by the author of Waverley”; hence his novels often are called collectively “the Waverley novels.” Some of the most famous of these are Old Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), and Quentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140430714
Editor:
Hook, Andrew
Author:
Hook, Andrew
Author:
Scott, Walter
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Scotland
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
War stories
Subject:
Scotland History 18th century Fiction.
Subject:
Jacobite Rebellion, 1745-174
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin English Library
Series Volume:
A503
Publication Date:
19810226
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
608
Dimensions:
7.68x5.54x1.07 in. .91 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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