Logo

Waverley by Sir Walter Scott

Large book cover: Waverley

Waverley
by

Publisher: Estes and Lauriat
ISBN/ASIN: 0460010751
Number of pages: 478

Description:
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.

Home page url

Download or read it online for free here:
Download link
(multiple formats)

Download mirrors:
Mirror 1
Mirror 2

Similar books

Book cover: IvanhoeIvanhoe
by - 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.
(10336 views)
Book cover: The Surgeon's DaughterThe Surgeon's Daughter
by - eBooks@Adelaide
Scott wrote this novel in 1827, the first of his last six hard years as he struggled to solve the financial problems that had come to consume his life. The book is filled with drama and humor, while set in one of the most interesting times.
(2048 views)
Book cover: The AntiquaryThe Antiquary
by - 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.
(3977 views)
Book cover: The Black DwarfThe Black Dwarf
by - 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.
(4125 views)