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SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo
MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson
SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens
THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL
PEVERIL OF THE PEAK
ST. RONAN'S WELL
THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH
ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN
Tales of My Landlord
THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN
THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR
A LEGEND OF MONTROSE
COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS
Tales from Benedictine Sources
Tales of the Crusaders
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
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.
Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a Scottish novelist, acclaimed as the inventor of the genre of the modern historical novel. He tried his hand at documenting his researches into the oral tradition of the Scottish Borders in prose fiction as a mimetic vehicle for portraying historical events, and published his first novel, Waverley, anonymously. There followed a succession of novels over the next years, each with a historical setting, rehabilitating the public perception of the ancient culture of the Scottish Highlands. Mindful of his reputation as a poet, Scott maintained the anonymity publishing under the name "Author of Waverley". This collection, contains his best works, in their original editions: Waverley, Guy Mannering, The Antiquary, Rob Roy, Ivanhoe, Kenilworth, The Fortunes of Nigel, Peveril of the Peak, Quentin Durward, Redgauntlet & Tales of the Crusaders.
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Sir Kenneth, the Knight of the Couchant Leopard, is one of the knights who follow King Richard to the Holy Land of Jerusalem during the Crusade. He is sent on a mission to the desert far from the camp where he stumbles upon Muslim leader Salah-ed-Din Yusef ibn Ayub or Saladin disguised as a Saracen Emir and the two engage in battle whereby none of them is injured. Since a truce is in existence between the two conflicting factions, they strike up a friendship and continue their journey together.
Sir Kenneth helps Saladin gain entry into the Christian camp posing as a physician and he helps cure King Richard of his ailment. The King is pleased with Kenneth and he entrusts him to guard the banner of England which he does unsuccessfully after Richard’s wife Queen Berengaria distracts him with a message from Lady Edith Plantaget who the knight is infatuated with.
Sir Kenneth is dishonored and only escapes execution after the Emir agrees to take him as a slave and the events that follow shape the story that is full of deceit and high handedness as King Richard struggles to maintain control of the camp while also focusing his crusade of the Holy Land.
Anne of Geierstein, or The Maiden of the Mist is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is set in Central Europe, mainly in Switzerland, shortly after the Yorkist victory at the Battle of Tewkesbury. It covers the period of Swiss involvement in the Burgundian Wars .
Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature.
This meticulous digital edition from Heritage Illustrated Publishing is a faithful reproduction of the original text and is beautifully illustrated with the delightful sketches that accompanied early editions of the novel.
For this novel, Scott moved far away from the setting of his own turbulent time. He went back to the late 12th century, and to England rather than the Scottish settings of all his previous novels. He connected his writing Ivanhoe with his concerns about contemporary events.
Scott drew together the apparently opposing themes of historical reality and chivalric romance, social realism and high adventure, past and present.