The Waverly Novels: The Monastery

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Wildside Press LLC, 2007 - 420 pages
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Sir Walter Scott's "Waverley Novels" take their name from "Waverley" (1814), the first in the series, because Scott did not publicly acknowledge authorship until 1827.
 

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Table des matières

Section 1
iii
Section 2
xv
Section 3
xxxv
Section 4
37
Section 5
42
Section 6
50
Section 7
83
Section 8
98
Section 13
236
Section 14
258
Section 15
289
Section 16
303
Section 17
320
Section 18
329
Section 19
338
Section 20
347

Section 9
119
Section 10
142
Section 11
166
Section 12
194
Section 21
356
Section 22
389
Section 23
398

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À propos de l'auteur (2007)

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 15, 1771. He began his literary career by writing metrical tales. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of The Lay of the Last Minstrel were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His other poems include The Vision of Don Roderick, Rokeby, and The Lord of the Isles. He then abandoned poetry for prose. In 1814, he anonymously published a historical novel, Waverly, or, Sixty Years Since, the first of the series known as the Waverley novels. He wrote 23 novels anonymously during the next 13 years. The first master of historical fiction, he wrote novels that are historical in background rather than in character: A fictitious person always holds the foreground. In their historical sequence, the Waverley novels range in setting from the year 1090, the time of the First Crusade, to 1700, the period covered in St. Roman's Well (1824), set in a Scottish watering place. His other works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Bride of Lammermoor. He died on September 21, 1832.

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