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The first historical novel and an international bestseller Sir Walter Scott was one of the bestselling novelists of the nineteenth century .
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Waverley, the first of Scott's great novels, is also his best. The history of Scotland's tumultuous past comes alive through his memorable characters.
Book 1 of 19 in the Waverley Novels Series. Waverley, the first of Scott's great novels, is also his best. Scott defines loyalty, courage, and friendship. Throughout the nineteenth century this was one of the most influential novels just as Scott was the most influential writers as a novelist and poet. Have we now lost the ability to read great novels or the desire to read great ideas? Of course not.
Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since /ˈweɪvərliː/ is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
Waverley; or, 'Tis Sixty Years Since /ˈweɪvərliː/ is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832). Published anonymously in 1814 as Scott's first venture into prose fiction, it is often regarded as one of the first historical novels in the Western tradition. Edward Waverley, an English gentleman of honour, chooses an occupation in the army at the time just before the Jacobite uprising of 1745 on advice of his father. He has an officer's commission.
Waverley - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). With Waverley, Scott invented the historical novel in its modern form and profoundly influenced the development of the European and American novel for a century at least
Waverley - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). With Waverley, Scott invented the historical novel in its modern form and profoundly influenced the development of the European and American novel for a century at least. Waverley asks the reader to consider how history is shaped, who owns it, and what it means to live in it - questions as vital at the beginning of the twenty-first century as the nineteenth.
With 11 full page colour illustrations. This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. The story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the nobility in England was overwhelmingly Norman. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact.
Oxford World's Classics. Wide-ranging introduction, drawing on the latest scholarship, examines Waverley's claim to be the first modern historical novel and a decisive event in the development of the modern European novel. It explores the novel's appearance in 1814 and the re-affirmation of British unity following the Jacobite defeat
Oxford World's Classics, Paperback, 528 pages. Waverley or Tis Sixty Years Since: The Works of Sir Walter Scott (Paperback).
Oxford World's Classics, Paperback, 528 pages. Author(s): Walter Scott, Kathryn Sutherland. ISBN: 0198716591 (ISBN13: 9780198716594). ISBN: 0192836013 (ISBN13: 9780192836014). Published March 5th 2004 by Kessinger Publishing. Paperback, 656 pages.
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