by Sir Walter Scott
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2008
On the auspicious night that Guy Mannering is shown to the house of the Bertrams of Ellengowan, the Bertrams' heir is born, and Mannering, a skeptical astrologer, predicts the child's future. Five years later the prophecy is fulfilled, and the heir, Harry Bertram, becomes the center of a plot to rob the boy of his inheritance. Harry's subsequent struggles are set against a backdrop of chaos and upheaval in a socially fragmented Scotland where everyone, from landowners to gypsies, is searching for their rightful place.
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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 Sir Walter Scott - eBooks@Adelaide
Amy is married to the Earl of Leicester, one of the queen's favorites, who must keep his marriage secret or else incur royal displeasure. Rich in character, melodrama, and romance, Kenilworth is rivaled only by the great Elizabethan dramas.
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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.