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THE COMPLETE TALES OF MY LANDLORD (Illustrated Edition)

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"Tales of my Landlord" is a series of novels by Sir Walter Scott that form a subset of the Waverley Novels. Of these novels, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor have been the most successful and Old Mortality is considered by modern critics to be among Scott's best work. They were so called, because they were supposed to be tales collected from the fictional landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh. This is gone into in great depth in the introduction to The Black Dwarf. They were supposed to reflect aspects of Scottish regional life. Table of Contents: OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated)

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: INTRODUCTION SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN SHORT STORIES: Chronicles of the Canongate CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE - INTRODUCTORY THE HIGHLAND WIDOW THE TWO DROVERS THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER The Keepsake Stories MY AUNT MARGARET'S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD'S JOCK CHRISTOPHER CORDUROY PHANTASMAGORIA THE INFERNO OF ALTISIDORA A HIGHLAND ANECDOTE DEPRAVITY AMONG ANIMALS Translation GOETZ OF BERLICHINGEN, WITH THE IRON HAND Plays HALIDON HILL MACDUFF'S CROSS THE DOOM OF DEVORGOIL AUCHINDRANE Poetry Journal Letters PAUL'S LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK LETTERS OF MALACHI MALAGROWTHER LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT Historical Works TALES OF A GRANDFATHER IN FIVE VOLUMES THE LIFE OF JOHN DRYDEN THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE Articles RELIQUES OF ROBERT BURNS LIFE AND WORKS OF JOHN HOME LIFE OF KEMBLE — KELLY'S REMINISCENCES SALMONIA ON PLANTING WASTE LANDS ON LANDSCAPE GARDENING TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD BIOGRAPHIES: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart

The Complete Tales of Sir Walter Scott

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Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "The Complete Tales of Sir Walter Scott". This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens SHORT STORIES: Chronicles of the Canongate CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE - INTRODUCTORY THE HIGHLAND WIDOW THE TWO DROVERS THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER The Keepsake Stories MY AUNT MARGARET'S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD'S JOCK Other Short Stories CHRISTOPHER CORDUROY PHANTASMAGORIA THE INFERNO OF ALTISIDORA A HIGHLAND ANECDOTE DEPRAVITY AMONG ANIMALS BIOGRAPHY: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart

The Bride of Lammermoor, Complete

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The Bride of Lammermoor, Complete by Walter Scott Book Resume:

INTRODUCTION TO THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR THE Author, on a former occasion, declined giving the real source from which he drew the tragic subject of this history, because, though occurring at a distant period, it might possibly be unpleasing to the feelings of the descendants of the parties. But as he finds an account of the circumstances given in the Notes to Law's Memorials, by his ingenious friend, Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe, Esq., and also indicated in his reprint of the Rev. Mr. Symson's poems appended to the Large Description of Galloway, as the original of the Bride of Lammermoor, the Author feels himself now at liberty to tell the tale as he had it from connexions of his own, who lived very near the period, and were closely related to the family of the bride. It is well known that the family of Dalrymple, which has produced, within the space of two centuries, as many men of talent, civil and military, and of literary, political, and professional eminence, as any house in Scotland, first rose into distinction in the person of James Dalrymple, one of the most eminent lawyers that ever lived, though the labours of his powerful mind were unhappily exercised on a subject so limited as Scottish jurisprudence, on which he has composed an admirable work. He married Margaret, daughter to Ross of Balneel, with whom he obtained a considerable estate. She was an able, politic, and high-minded woman, so successful in what she undertook, that the vulgar, no way partial to her husband or her family, imputed her success to necromancy. According to the popular belief, this Dame Margaret purchased the temporal prosperity of her family from the Master whom she served under a singular condition, which is thus narrated by the historian of her grandson, the great Earl of Stair: "She lived to a great age, and at her death desired that she might not be put under ground, but that her coffin should stand upright on one end of it, promising that while she remained in that situation the Dalrymples should continue to flourish. What was the old lady's motive for the request, or whether she really made such a promise, I shall not take upon me to determine; but it's certain her coffin stands upright in the isle of the church of Kirklistown, the burial-place belonging to the family." The talents of this accomplished race were sufficient to have accounted for the dignities which many members of the family attained, without any supernatural assistance. But their extraordinary prosperity was attended by some equally singular family misfortunes, of which that which befell their eldest daughter was at once unaccountable and melancholy.

Waverley; Or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since

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This vintage book contains Sir Walter Scott's historical novel, "Waverley" (first published in 1814). It tells the story of Edward Waverley, a young English soldier who is sent to Scotland during the Jacobite uprising of 1714. He leaves his upper-class home in the north of England and travels first through the Scottish lowlands, and then into heart of the rebellion in the highlands. It is considered the first historical novel in western literature, and became so popular that his later works were often sold as being written by 'the author of Waverley'. This volume will appeal to those with an interest in eighteenth century Scottish history, and it is not to be missed by fans and collectors of Scott's seminal work. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832), was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright - considered to be the first truly international English-language author. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.

THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF SIR WALTER SCOTT

THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF SIR WALTER SCOTT [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8027201896
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This carefully edited collection of "THE COMPLETE SHORT STORIES OF SIR WALTER SCOTT” has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens SHORT STORIES: Chronicles of the Canongate CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE - INTRODUCTORY THE HIGHLAND WIDOW THE TWO DROVERS THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER The Keepsake Stories MY AUNT MARGARET'S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD'S JOCK Other Short Stories CHRISTOPHER CORDUROY PHANTASMAGORIA THE INFERNO OF ALTISIDORA A HIGHLAND ANECDOTE DEPRAVITY AMONG ANIMALS BIOGRAPHY: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart

Delphi Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated)

Delphi Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1908909048
Author: Sir Walter Scott
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Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish novelist, poet, historian and biographer, is often regarded as the inventor of the historical novel, who produced a wide body of literary works, having a profound impact on world literature. This comprehensive eBook presents Scott’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Scott’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 26 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels and shorter fiction often missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as WAVERLEY, ROB ROY and IVANHOE are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Scott’s rare poetry collections and plays – available in no other collection * Includes a wide selection of Scott’s non-fiction – spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Special criticism section with essays by writers such as Henry James, Leslie Stephen and Charles Dickens examining Scott's literary achievements * Features two biographies – discover Scott’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with entirely revised texts, new formatting, rare plays and new introductions Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY BLACK DWARF OLD MORTALITY ROB ROY THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE IVANHOE THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN’S WELL REDGAUNTLET THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS The Shorter Fiction CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE MY AUNT MARGARET’S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD’S JOCK. MISCELLANEOUS SHORT PIECES The Plays GOETZ VON BERLICHINGEN HALIDON HILL MACDUFF’S CROSS THE DOOM OF DEVORGOIL AUCHINDRANE THE HOUSE OF ASPEN The Poetry Collections TRANSLATIONS AND IMITATIONS FROM GERMAN BALLADS THE MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL BALLADS AND LYRICAL PIECES MARMION THE LADY OF THE LAKE THE VISION OF DON RODERICK THE BRIDAL OF TRIERMAIN ROKEBY THE FIELD OF WATERLOO THE LORD OF THE ISLES HAROLD THE DAUNTLESS MISCELLANEOUS POEMS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction THE LIFE OF JOHN DRYDEN PAUL’S LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK THE JOURNAL OF SIR WALTER SCOTT THE LETTERS OF MALACHI MALAGROWTHER THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE TALES OF A GRANDFATHER LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG, ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WORKS The Criticism SIR WALTER SCOTT by William Hazlitt SIR WALTER SCOTT by Leslie Stephen THE POEMS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by Andrew Lang LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS by Andrew Lang SIR WALTER SCOTT AND THE BORDER MINSTRELSY by Andrew Lang SIR WALTER SCOTT AS A CRITIC OF LITERATURE by Margaret Ball SIR WALTER SCOTT: A LECTURE by William Ker SIR WALTER SCOTT by Henry James MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo The Biographies SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Betrothed

The Betrothed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8726646684
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Eveline is a 16-year-old girl, who is betrothed to Sir Hugo de Lacy – the constable of Chester. The arranged marriage, however, does not take place according to the plans. Sir Hugo is required by the Church to become a part of the Third Crusade and departs for three years. His nephew, Damian de Lacy, is tasked to protect Eveline from all the men who seek to gain possession of her. Is Sir Hugo able to accomplish the mission and preserve his life at the same time? Will Damian save Eveline from all the lurking dangers? Who is going to marry the young girl in the end? The story takes place in the era of the Third Crusade – times of violence, chivalry and romance. Published in 1825, "The Betrothed" is the first of two "Tales of the Crusaders" by Sir Walter Scott. Sir Walter Scott (1771 – 1832) was a Scottish writer, poet and historian who is considered as the creator of the historical novel. By profession Scott was a lawyer and legal administrator, but the fascinating history and culture of his native Scotland inspired him to become a writer. Some of his most popular titles are "Waverley", "Ivanhoe", "The Lady of the Lake" and "Redgauntlet", which has also served as an inspiration for many authors.

The Complete Poetry of Sir Walter Scott

The Complete Poetry of Sir Walter Scott [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026838815
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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Complete Poetry of Sir Walter Scott” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: Introduction: SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens POETRY: Notable Poems MARMION THE LADY OF THE LAKE THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL ROKEBY THE VISION OF DON RODERICK THE BRIDAL OF TRIERMAIN THE FIELD OF WATERLOO THE LORD OF THE ISLES HAROLD THE DAUNTLESS Translations and Imitations from German Ballads THE WILD HUNTSMAN WILLIAM AND HELEN FREDERICK AND ALICE THE FIRE-KING THE NOBLE MORINGER THE BATTLE OF SEMPACH THE ERL-KING Contributions to "The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border” THE EVE OF ST. JOHN CADYOW CASTLE THOMAS THE RHYMER THE GRAY BROTHER GLENFINLAS; OR, LORD RONALD'S CORONACH Poems from Novels and Other Poems THE VIOLET TO A LADY - WITH FLOWERS FROM A ROMAN WALL BOTHWELL CASTLE THE SHEPHERD'S TALE CHEVIOT THE REIVER'S WEDDING THE BARD'S INCANTATION HELLVELLYN THE DYING BARD THE NORMAN HORSESHOE THE MAID OF TORO THE PALMER THE MAID OF NEIDPATH WANDERING WILLIE HUNTING SONG EPITAPH. DESIGNED FOR A MONUMENT IN LICHFIELD CATHEDRAL PROLOGUE TO MISS BAILLIK'S PLAY OF THE FAMILY LEGEND THE POACHER SONG THE BOLD DRAGOON ON THE MASSACRE OF GLENCOE FOR A' THAT AND A' THAT SONG, FOR THE ANNIVERSARY MEETING OF THE PITT CLUB OF SCOTLAND PHAROS LOQUITUR The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border ANDREW LANG'S VIEW OF SCOTT: LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS by Andrew Lang THE POEMS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by Andrew Lang SIR WALTER SCOTT AND THE BORDER MINSTRELSY by Andrew Lang Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet.

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated Edition)

The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated Edition) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026840216
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The Complete Novels of Sir Walter Scott: Waverly, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, The Pirate, Old Mortality, The Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, The Heart of Midlothian and many more (Illustrated Edition) by Walter Scott Book Resume:

Table of Contents: Introduction: SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J.G. Lockhart.

Old Mortality, Complete

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INTRODUCTION TO THE TALES OF MY LANDLORD. As I may, without vanity, presume that the name and official description prefixed to this Proem will secure it, from the sedate and reflecting part of mankind, to whom only I would be understood to address myself, such attention as is due to the sedulous instructor of youth, and the careful performer of my Sabbath duties, I will forbear to hold up a candle to the daylight, or to point out to the judicious those recommendations of my labours which they must necessarily anticipate from the perusal of the title-page. Nevertheless, I am not unaware, that, as Envy always dogs Merit at the heels, there may be those who will whisper, that albeit my learning and good principles cannot (lauded be the heavens) be denied by any one, yet that my situation at Gandercleugh hath been more favourable to my acquisitions in learning than to the enlargement of my views of the ways and works of the present generation. To the which objection, if, peradventure, any such shall be started, my answer shall be threefold: First, Gandercleugh is, as it were, the central part—the navel (si fas sit dicere) of this our native realm of Scotland; so that men, from every corner thereof, when travelling on their concernments of business, either towards our metropolis of law, by which I mean Edinburgh, or towards our metropolis and mart of gain, whereby I insinuate Glasgow, are frequently led to make Gandercleugh their abiding stage and place of rest for the night. And it must be acknowledged by the most sceptical, that I, who have sat in the leathern armchair, on the left-hand side of the fire, in the common room of the Wallace Inn, winter and summer, for every evening in my life, during forty years bypast, (the Christian Sabbaths only excepted,) must have seen more of the manners and customs of various tribes and people, than if I had sought them out by my own painful travel and bodily labour. Even so doth the tollman at the well-frequented turnpike on the Wellbrae-head, sitting at his ease in his own dwelling, gather more receipt of custom, than if, moving forth upon the road, he were to require a contribution from each person whom he chanced to meet in his journey, when, according to the vulgar adage, he might possibly be greeted with more kicks than halfpence. But, secondly, supposing it again urged, that Ithacus, the most wise of the Greeks, acquired his renown, as the Roman poet hath assured us, by visiting states and men, I reply to the Zoilus who shall adhere to this objection, that, de facto, I have seen states and men also; for I have visited the famous cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, the former twice, and the latter three times, in the course of my earthly pilgrimage. And, moreover, I had the honour to sit in the General Assembly (meaning, as an auditor, in the galleries thereof,) and have heard as much goodly speaking on the law of patronage, as, with the fructification thereof in mine own understanding, hath made me be considered as an oracle upon that doctrine ever since my safe and happy return to Gandercleugh.

The Antiquary , Complete

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VOLUME ONE I knew Anselmo. He was shrewd and prudent, Wisdom and cunning had their shares of him; But he was shrewish as a wayward child, And pleased again by toys which childhood please; As—-book of fables, graced with print of wood, Or else the jingling of a rusty medal, Or the rare melody of some old ditty, That first was sung to please King Pepin's cradle INTRODUCTION The present work completes a series of fictitious narratives, intended to illustrate the manners of Scotland at three different periods. Waverleyembraced the age of our fathers, Guy Mannering that of our own youth, and the Antiquary refers to the last ten years of the eighteenth century. I have, in the two last narratives especially, sought my principal personages in the class of society who are the last to feel the influence of that general polish which assimilates to each other the manners of different nations. Among the same class I have placed some of the scenes in which I have endeavoured to illustrate the operation of the higher and more violent passions; both because the lower orders are less restrained by the habit of suppressing their feelings, and because I agree, with my friend Wordsworth, that they seldom fail to express them in the strongest and most powerful language. This is, I think, peculiarly the case with the peasantry of my own country, a class with whom I have long been familiar. The antique force and simplicity of their language, often tinctured with the Oriental eloquence of Scripture, in the mouths of those of an elevated understanding, give pathos to their grief, and dignity to their resentment. I have been more solicitous to describe manners minutely than to arrange in any case an artificial and combined narrative, and have but to regret that I felt myself unable to unite these two requisites of a good Novel. The knavery of the adept in the following sheets may appear forced and improbable; but we have had very late instances of the force of superstitious credulity to a much greater extent, and the reader may be assured, that this part of the narrative is founded on a fact of actual occurrence.

Waverley - Complete

Waverley - Complete [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473398525
Author: Sir Walter Scott
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Waverley - Complete by Sir Walter Scott Book Resume:

This early work by Sir Walter Scott was originally published in 1810 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. Waverly was Scott's first venture into prose fiction and became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being "by the author of Waverley". Edward has been brought up in the family home by his uncle, Sir Everard Waverley, who maintains the family Tory and Jacobite sympathies, while Edward's Whig father works for the Hanoverian government in nearby London. Edward is given a commission in the Hanoverian army and posted to Dundee, then promptly takes leave to visit Baron Bradwardine, a Jacobite friend of his uncle, and meets the Baron's lovely daughter Rose. When wild Highlanders visit the Baron's castle, Edward is intrigued and goes to the mountain lair of Clan Mac-Ivor, meeting the Chieftain Fergus and his sister Flora, who turn out to be active Jacobites preparing for the insurrection. But Edward has overstayed his leave and is accused of desertion and treason, and then arrested. Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1771. An avid reader and collector of tales, Scott began writing professionally at the age of 25. In 1802-1803 he published his first major work, an idiosyncratic three-volume set of collected ballads entitled The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. Two years later he rose to fame as a poet with the publication of The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), before Scott turned to writing novels.

The Talisman

The Talisman [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1473362881
Author: Sir Walter Scott
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The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott Book Resume:

This vintage book contains Sir Walter Scott's 1825 novel, "The Talisman". It is the second novel in Scott's "Tales of the Crusaders" series and a sequel to "The Betrothed". Political intrigue and scheming is threatening to bring the Third Crusade to a end as King Richard the Lionheart's health deteriorates at an ever-increasing rate. Brimming with betrayal, redemption, and double-crossing, "The Talisman" constitutes a must-read for fans of historical fiction and is not to be missed by collectors of Scott's seminal work. Contents include: "Sir Walter Scott", "Introduction to The Talisman", "Appendix to Introduction", "Tales of the Crusaders. Tale II.- The Talisman", "Chapter I", "Chapter II", "Chapter III", et cetera. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a seminal Scottish playwright, poet, and historical novelist whose novels were and remain to be widely read and enjoyed the world over. Other notables works by this author include: "Ivanhoe", "Rob Roy", "Old Mortality", "The Lady of the Lake", "Waverley", "The Heart of Midlothian", and "The Bride of Lammermoor". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Rob Roy + The Heart of Midlothian (2 Unabridged and fully Illustrated Classics with Introductory Essay and Notes by Andrew Lang)

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This carefully crafted ebook: “Rob Roy + The Heart of Midlothian (2 Unabridged and fully Illustrated Classics with Introductory Essay and Notes by Andrew Lang)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Rob Roy (1817) is a historical novel by Walter Scott. It is a tale of adventure in the 18th century, set in the Scottish highlands, whose hero is the legendary maverick outlaw Rob Roy Macgregor. Though Rob Roy is not the lead character, his personality and actions are key to the novel's development. The Heart of Midlothian is a novel of Scottish history by Sir Walter Scott, published in four volumes in 1818. It is often considered to be his finest novel. The Old Tolbooth prison in Edinburgh is called “the heart of Midlothian,” and there Effie Deans is held on charges of having murdered her illegitimate son. Her sister, Jeanie Deans, makes a dangerous journey through outlaw-infested regions to London to seek the queen’s pardon for Effie. Justice and Scottish Presbyterianism are discussed at length, and issues of conscience provide the novel’s themes. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a prolific Scottish novelist, poet, historian, and biographer who is often considered both the inventor and the greatest practitioner of the historical novel.

Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott

Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 074867019X
Author: Fiona Robertson
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Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is widely recognised as one of the central and defining figures in Scottish literature and in European and American Romanticism. Fabled in his own lifetime as 'the Wizard of the North' and as the (long-anonymous) 'Author of Waverley', he played a unique role in the dissemination of an idea of Scottish culture and history. From his early work as a collector and editor of traditional ballads to the widespread popularity and fame of his poetry and novels, and to his important writings on history, economics, folklore, and literature, Scott refashioned the literary culture of his day and continues to shape our own.The Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott, the first collection of its kind devoted to his work, draws on the innovative research and scholarship which have revitalised the study of the whole range of his exceptionally diverse writing in recent years. Chapters written by leading international scholars provide an indispensable guide to his work in different genres and reflect the topics and concerns which are most exciting in Scott scholarship today, including his place in literary and popular culture, his experimentation and originality, his relationship to Romanticism, and the revaluation of lesser-known works.

The Monastery

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Author: Sir Walter Scott
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Sir Walter Scott's "The Monastery: a Romance" is a historical novel first published in 1820. Set during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, it is one of Scott's "Tales from Benedictine Sources" and follows the lives of the Glendinning boys. Highly recommended for those who have read and enjoyed other books in the famous Waverley Novels series. Contents include: "Introduction-(1830.)", "Introductory Epistle", "Answer by 'The Author of Waverley", "The Monastery", "Chapters the First", "Chapter the Second", "Chapter the Third", etc. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a seminal Scottish playwright, poet, and historical novelist whose novels were and remain to be widely read and enjoyed the world over. Other notables works by this author include:Ivanhoe, "Rob Roy", "Old Mortality", "The Lady of the Lake", "Waverley", "The Heart of Midlothian", and "The Bride of Lammermoor". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott - Delphi Classics (Illustrated)

Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott - Delphi Classics (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786568535
Author: Sir Walter Scott
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This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Old Mortality’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Scott includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Old Mortality’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Scott’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles

A Legend of Montrose, Complete

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Author: Walter Scott
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I. INTRODUCTION TO A LEGEND OF MONTROSE. The Legend of Montrose was written chiefly with a view to place before the reader the melancholy fate of John Lord Kilpont, eldest son of William Earl of Airth and Menteith, and the singular circumstances attending the birth and history of James Stewart of Ardvoirlich, by whose hand the unfortunate nobleman fell. Our subject leads us to talk of deadly feuds, and we must begin with one still more ancient than that to which our story relates. During the reign of James IV., a great feud between the powerful families of Drummond and Murray divided Perthshire. The former, being the most numerous and powerful, cooped up eight score of the Murrays in the kirk of Monivaird, and set fire to it. The wives and the children of the ill-fated men, who had also found shelter in the church, perished by the same conflagration. One man, named David Murray, escaped by the humanity of one of the Drummonds, who received him in his arms as he leaped from amongst the flames. As King James IV. ruled with more activity than most of his predecessors, this cruel deed was severely revenged, and several of the perpetrators were beheaded at Stirling. In consequence of the prosecution against his clan, the Drummond by whose assistance David Murray had escaped, fled to Ireland, until, by means of the person whose life he had saved, he was permitted to return to Scotland, where he and his descendants were distinguished by the name of Drummond-Eirinich, or Ernoch, that is, Drummond of Ireland; and the same title was bestowed on their estate. The Drummond-ernoch of James the Sixth's time was a king's forester in the forest of Glenartney, and chanced to be employed there in search of venison about the year 1588, or early in 1589. This forest was adjacent to the chief haunts of the MacGregors, or a particular race of them, known by the title of MacEagh, or Children of the Mist. They considered the forester's hunting in their vicinity as an aggression, or perhaps they had him at feud, for the apprehension or slaughter of some of their own name, or for some similar reason. This tribe of MacGregors were outlawed and persecuted, as the reader may see in the Introduction to ROB ROY; and every man's hand being against them, their hand was of course directed against every man. In short, they surprised and slew Drummond-ernoch, cut off his head, and carried it with them, wrapt in the corner of one of their plaids.

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Essays, Articles, Speeches, Travel Sketches & Letters (Illustrated)

The Complete Works of Charles Dickens: Novels, Short Stories, Plays, Poetry, Essays, Articles, Speeches, Travel Sketches & Letters (Illustrated) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026873122
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This carefully crafted ebook: “The Complete Works of Charles Dickens” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Novels Oliver Twist The Pickwick Papers Nicholas Nickleby The Old Curiosity Shop Barnaby Rudge Martin Chuzzlewit Dombey and Son David Copperfield Bleak House Hard Times Little Dorrit A Tale of Two Cities Great Expectations Our Mutual Friend The Mystery of Edwin Drood Christmas Novellas A Christmas Carol The Chimes The Cricket on the Hearth The Battle of Life The Haunted Man Short Story Collections Sketches by Boz Sketches of Young Gentlemen Sketches of Young Couples Master Humphrey' Clock Reprinted Pieces The Mudfog Papers Pearl-Fishing (First Series) Pearl-Fishing (Second Series) Christmas Stories Other Stories Children's Books Child's Dream of a Star Holiday Romance Stories About Children Every Child Can Read Dickens's Children Plays The Village Coquettes The Strange Gentleman The Lamplighter Is She His Wife Mr. Nightingale's Diary No Thoroughfare The Frozen Deep Poetry The Loving Ballad of Lord Bateman The Poems and Verses of Charles Dickens Travel Books American Notes Pictures From Italy The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices Other Works Sunday Under Three Heads A Child's History of England Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi The Life of Our Lord The Uncommercial Traveller Contributions to “All The Year Round” Contributions to “The Examiner” Miscellaneous Papers Essays & Articles A Coal Miner's Evidence The Lost Arctic Voyagers Frauds on the Fairies Adelaide Anne Procter In Memoriam W. M. Thackeray Speeches of Charles Dickens: Literary and Social Letters of Charles Dickens Criticism CHARLES DICKENS by G. K. Chesterton DICKENS by Sir Adolphus William Ward THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS by John Forster MY FATHER AS I RECALL HIM by Mamie D. Charles Dickens (1812-1870), an English writer and social critic, created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.