by Walter Scott
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2012
Number of pages: 388
Set in the deserts around Syria and Palestine, Talisman is Walter Scott's classic tale of the Crusade. In Talisman, no one is who you think they are and if they are, and neither are they on the side you expect. During the time of the Talisman story, a truce is in place and Richard is near death with a mysterious fever...
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by Walter Scott - eBooks@Adelaide
This novel helped establish the historical novel as a literary form. In rich prose and vivid description, author follows the adventures of Frank Osbaldistone, who is sent to Scotland and finds himself drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy.
by Sir Walter Scott - William Blackwood
The story is set just after the Union of Scotland and England (1707). The dwarf is Sir Edward Mauley, a hermit regarded by the locals as being in league with the Devil, who becomes embroiled in a complex tale of love, revenge, and betrayal.
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.
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.