The Heroes of the Scottish Highlands

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Sprache - Englisch

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Ivanhoe is the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the nobility in England was overwhelmingly Norman. It follows the Saxon protagonist, Wilfred of Ivanhoe, who is out of favour with his father for his allegiance to the Norman king, Richard I. The story is set in 1194, after the failure of the Third Crusade, when many of the Crusaders were still returning to their homes in Europe._x000D_ Rob Roy is a historical novel narrated by Frank Osbaldistone, the son of an English merchant. He travels first to the North of England, and subsequently to the Scottish Highlands, to collect a debt stolen from his father. On the way he encounters the larger-than-life title character, Rob Roy MacGregor. Though Rob Roy is not the lead character, his personality and actions are key to the novel's development._x000D_ Waverley is set in the time of the Jacobite uprising of 1745 which sought to restore the Stuart dynasty in the person of Charles Edward Stuart, known as "Bonnie Prince Charlie". A young English dreamer and soldier, Edward Waverley, is sent to Scotland that year. He journeys north from his aristocratic family home, Waverley-Honour, in the south of England, first to the Scottish Lowlands and the home of family friend Baron Bradwardine, then into the Highlands and the heart of the rebellion and its aftermath._x000D_ 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.

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (1771–1832), was a towering figure in the canon of English literature, renowned for his contributions as a novelist, poet, and historian. Born in Edinburgh, Scott was deeply influenced by the rich tradition of his native Scotland. His literary style is marked by a profound engagement with the cultural heritage and historical conflicts that shaped the Scottish identity. One of Scott's notable works, 'The Heroes of the Scottish Highlands', exemplifies his adroit ability to weave folklore, history, and romanticism into captivating narratives, offering readers insights into the valor and virtues of the Scottish people. As the author of classics such as 'Ivanhoe', 'Rob Roy', and 'The Lady of the Lake', Scott is credited with popularizing historical fiction and is often hailed as one of the greatest writers of the genre. The legacy of his work has indelibly influenced succeeding generations of writers and has earned him a permanent place in the pantheon of literary greats. His knighthood in 1820 and the baronetcy bestowed upon him affirm the esteem with which his contributions to literature and the cultural life of Britain were regarded.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 1120 Pages

Filesize: 4.9 MB

ISBN: 8596547007708