The Complete Short Stories of Walter Scott

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Sprache - Englisch

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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. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. This unique and meticulously edited collection includes: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens SHORT STORIES: Chronicles of the Canongate CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE – INTRODUCTORY THE HIGHLAND WIDOW THE TWO DROVERS THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER The Keepsake Stories MY AUNT MARGARET'S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD'S JOCK CHRISTOPHER CORDUROY PHANTASMAGORIA THE INFERNO OF ALTISIDORA A HIGHLAND ANECDOTE DEPRAVITY AMONG ANIMALS BIOGRAPHY: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart

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Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) was a pivotal figure in the development of Scottish and English literature, attaining remarkable acclaim as a poet, novelist, and historian during his lifetime. While his corpus is extensive, 'The Complete Short Stories of Walter Scott' gathers various narratives exemplifying his adept storytelling and his ability to interweave historical context with imaginative elements. Scott's narratives, characterized by intricate plots and a deep sense of history, often mirrored the Romantic spirit that was en vogue during his time. His works played an instrumental role in popularizing historical fiction, a genre he arguably fathered with the publication of his renowned novel 'Waverley' in 1814. Scott's literary style is marked by a rich tapestry of chivalric romance, adventure, and a fascination with the supernatural, often drenched in the local color of Scottish culture and custom. His creation of evocative landscapes and his nuanced portrayal of characters from various strata of society reveal his deep understanding of the human condition and a sophisticated command of narrative structure. Further, his romantic portrayals of Scotland helped to forge a new Scottish national identity. Scott's contribution to literature not only includes his storytelling prowess but also his innovative marketing, serialization in novel-writing, and development of a prolific career as a writer that would influence generations of authors to come.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 390 Pages

Filesize: 1.7 MB

ISBN: 8596547007395