The Pirate

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Sprache - Englisch

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The Pirate is a novel by Walter Scott, based on the life of pirate John Gow who features as Captain Cleveland. The setting is the southern tip of the main island of Shetland (which Scott visited in 1814), around 1700. The arrival of the shipwrecked captain, Cleveland, spoils young Mordaunt's relationship with the Troil girls, and soon a bitter rivalry grows between the two men. Minna falls in love with Cleveland, not knowing his true profession. Brenda, however, is in love with Mordaunt. The pirates capture the Troils, but after an encounter with the frigate HMS Halcyon, they are freed…_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. 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.


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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE (1771-1832), was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian, renowned for his contribution to the Romantic movement in literature. Born in Edinburgh, Scott was schooled in the classics and developed an early love for the myths and legends of his homeland, which would later feature prominently in his works. His literary career began with translations and collections of ballads but he rose to prominence with his narrative poems such as 'The Lay of the Last Minstrel' (1805) and 'Marmion' (1808). However, it was his foray into historical novels that cemented his legacy, with titles like 'Ivanhoe' (1819) and 'Rob Roy' (1817) achieving immense popularity. In 'The Pirate' (1822), Scott explores themes of love, honor, and betrayal set against the backdrop of seventeenth-century Orkney and Shetland Islands. His novels were pioneering in integrating historical fact with fiction and popularizing the use of regional dialects, creating a vivid sense of Scottish culture and identity. Scott's works continue to captivate readers, offering a testament to his mastery of storytelling and his enduring influence on the historical novel genre. His baronetcy in 1820 was a recognition of his literary achievements, making him one of the most celebrated figures of Scottish literature.

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Publisher: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Language: English

Size: 346 Pages

Filesize: 778.7 KB

ISBN: 8596547007500

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