The Black Dwarf
by Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: William Blackwood 1816
Number of pages: 594
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, betrayal, Jacobite schemes and a threatened forced marriage.
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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 - 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
Sir Walter Scott's first book is an 1814 historical novel, which was an astonishing success at the time. The text is an attempt at describing the Scottish landscape and the features of life during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.
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.