by Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: Estes and Lauriat 1893
Number of pages: 478
Waverley is an 1814 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. Initially published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, Waverley is often regarded as the first historical novel. The novel became so popular that Scott's later novels were advertised as being "by the author of Waverley". Set during the Jacobite rising in Scotland in 1745, this novel springs from Scott's childhood recollections and his desire to preserve in writing the features of life in the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland.
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by Sir Walter Scott - A. C. McClurg & co
Chivalric novel, skillful blend of historic reality, high adventure and chivalric romance in Medieval England. Ivanhoe returns from the Crusades and defendedst Rebecca against a charge of witchcraft, but Lady Rowena is his true love.
by Walter Scott
Scott wrote this novel in 1827, the first of his last six hard years as he struggled to solve the financial problems that had come to consume his life. The book is filled with drama and humor, while set in one of the most interesting times.
by Walter Scott - Archibald Constable and Co.
Set just after the English Civil War, the story was inspired by the legend of the Good Devil of Woodstock, which in 1649 supposedly tormented parliamentary commissioners who had taken possession of a royal residence at Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
by Sir Walter Scott - Estes and Lauriat
The Antiquary, Scott's personal favorite among his novels, is characteristically wry and urbane. It deals with the problem of how to understand the past so as to enable the future. Set in the tense times of the wars with revolutionary France.