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 - eBooks@Adelaide
Narrating the story of Harry and his adventures, this amazing work dwells on the ups and downs he faced throughout his life. As Mannering, the student of astrology, foresees this child's future, everything appears to be in turmoil and mayhem.
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 - 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 - 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.