The Betrothed & The Talisman

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Sprache - Englisch

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Walter Scott's 'The Betrothed & The Talisman' is a gripping historical novel set against the backdrop of the Crusades. The book delves into themes of love, honor, and sacrifice as it follows the journey of two star-crossed lovers amidst the turmoil of war. Scott's prose is rich and descriptive, transporting the reader to the medieval world he expertly crafts with meticulous attention to historical detail. The intertwining plots of both 'The Betrothed' and 'The Talisman' keep the reader engaged and eager to unravel the fates of the characters. Scott's ability to blend fact with fiction creates a vivid and immersive reading experience that is both entertaining and educational. Walter Scott, known for his influential contributions to historical fiction, drew inspiration for his novels from his Scottish heritage and interest in the past. His deep knowledge of history and passion for storytelling shine through in 'The Betrothed & The Talisman', making it a must-read for fans of historical fiction and adventure. This captivating novel is sure to captivate readers with its compelling narrative and unforgettable characters.

About the Author

Sir Walter Scott, born on August 15, 1771, in Edinburgh, was a prolific Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, widely recognized as one of the most influential writers of the 19th century. Scott's extensive work marked him as a key figure in the development of the historical novel and his narratives often wove rich tapestries of history, romance, and realism, breathing life into the Scotland of yesteryears. His forays into literature began with the translation of German ballads, but it was his collection of narrative Scottish ballads, 'The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border,' that initially established his literary reputation. As a novelist, Scott attained widespread acclaim with works such as 'The Betrothed' and 'The Talisman,' which were part of the 'Tales of the Crusaders' series, published in 1825. 'The Betrothed' explored themes of love amidst the backdrop of a medieval Welsh revolt against English rule, while 'The Talisman' took readers to the heart of the Third Crusade, weaving a fantastical tale of chivalry around historical figure Richard the Lionheart. Scott's pioneering storytelling techniques, combining historical authenticity with imaginative narrative, not only enchanted readers but also inspired a generation of writers. His works were characterized by a clear prose style and an unmatched ability to integrate poetic and historic elements. Sir Walter Scott's literary legacy remains monumental, and he is often credited with inventing the historical novel, securing a permanent place in the pantheon of classic literature.

Product Details

Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 370 Pages

Filesize: 1.6 MB

ISBN: 8596547007814