SIR WALTER SCOTT THE COMPLETE WORKS [Authoritative Unabridged Edition NOOK Vol. I] All the Major Works by Sir Walter Scott Including WAVERLEY, GUY MANNERING, ROB ROY, THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN, IVANHOE (Over 20,000 Pages!) THE COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION

SIR WALTER SCOTT THE COMPLETE WORKS [Authoritative Unabridged Edition NOOK Vol. I] All the Major Works by Sir Walter Scott Including WAVERLEY, GUY MANNERING, ROB ROY, THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN, IVANHOE (Over 20,000 Pages!) THE COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION

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SIR WALTER SCOTT
THE COMPLETE WORKS
[Authoritative Unabridged Edition NOOK Vol. I]

All the Major Works by Sir Walter Scott
Including WAVERLEY, GUY MANNERING, ROB ROY, IVANHOE, THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN and MORE (Over 20,000 Pages!)

THE COMPLETE WORKS COLLECTION


TABLE OF CONTENTS

WAVERLEY
GUY MANNERING
THE ANTIQUARY
ROB ROY
IVANHOE
KENILWORTH
THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL
PEVERIL OF THE PEAK
QUENTIN DURWARD
SAINT RONAN'S WELL
REDGAUNTLET
THE BETROTHED
THE TALISMAN
WOODSTOCK
ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN
CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE
THE SURGEON’S DAUGHTER
THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH
THE BLACK DWARF
OLD MORTALITY
THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014747721
Publisher: The Complete Works Collection
Publication date: 06/03/2012
Series: The Complete Works Collection , #17
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 485,073
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world during his time.
Scott was the first 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.

He was acclaimed as the inventor of the genre of the modern historical novel and the inspiration for enormous numbers of imitators and genre writers both in Britain and on the European continent. In the cultural sphere, Scott's Waverley novels played a significant part in the movement (begun with James Macpherson's Ossian cycle) in rehabilitating the public perception of the culture of the Scottish Highlands and its culture, which had been formally suppressed as barbaric –and viewed in the southern mind as a breeding ground of hill bandits, religious fanaticsim, and Jacobite rebellions. Scott served as chairman of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and was also a member of the Royal Celtic Society. His own contribution to the reinvention of Scottish culture was enormous, even though his re-creations of the customs of the Highlands were fanciful at times, his extensive travels around his native country, notwithstanding. It is a testament to Scott's contribution in creating a unified identity for Scotland that Edinburgh's central railway station, opened in 1854 by the North British Railway, is called Waverley. The fact that Scott was a Lowland Episcopalian, rather than a Gaelic-speaking Catholic Highlander or Presbyterian, made him more acceptable to a conservative English reading public. Scott's novels were certainly influential in the making of the Victorian craze for all things Scottish among British royalty, who were anxious to claim legitimacy through their rather attenuated historical connection with the royal house of Stuart.

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