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Walter Scott

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Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley, which he... Read More

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Rob Roy

Written by Sir Walter Scott


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 23, 1995
Price: $24.00

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Ivanhoe
A Romance
Written by Sir Walter Scott
Introduction by Diana Gabaldon


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: July 10, 2001
Price: $10.00

Hailed by Victor Hugo as 'the real epic of our age,' Ivanhoe was an immensely popular bestseller when first published in 1819. The book inspired literary imitations as well as paintings, dramatizations, and even operas. Now Sir Walter Scott's sweeping romance of medieval England has prompted a lavish new television production... Read more >
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Ivanhoe

Written by Sir Walter Scott


Format: Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: April 1, 1988
Price: $5.95

Ivanhoe was the first of Scott's novels to take place in the middle ages but it is far from being the fantastic, medievalist romance associated (in the critical imagination) with a visionary Britain that never was. This is the first novel in English to deal seriously with issues of race. Read more >
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Ivanhoe

Written by Sir Walter Scott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 29, 2006
Price: $1.99

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Ivanhoe
(A Modern Library E-Book)
Written by Sir Walter Scott


Format: eBook
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 31, 2000
Price: $2.99

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