Sir Walter Scott (2330 words)

  • Nathan Uglow (Trinity All Saints, Leeds)
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Engraving by Isaac Moseley Danforth after the 1824 portrait by Charles Robert Leslie, courtesy The Walter Scott Digital Archive, Edinburgh University Library.

Walter Scott was born on August 15th, 1771, the ninth child and third son of Walter Scott and his wife Anne. His father was a stern and conscientious lawyer who thought literature a trivial subject and advocated steady professional dedication as the means of progress. He was his own best example, having already moved from a farming community to the city and married above his station, and was resolutely rising in the world. Though he would l…

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Uglow, Nathan. "Sir Walter Scott". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 27 March 2002
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5094, accessed 20 August 2017.]

Articles on Scott's works

  1. A Legend of Montrose
  2. Guy Mannering
  3. Ivanhoe
  4. Kenilworth
  5. Marmion: A Tale of Flodden Field
  6. Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border
  7. Old Mortality
  8. Redgauntlet
  9. Review of Jane Austen’s <em>Emma</em>
  10. Rob Roy
  11. The Bride of Lammermoor
  12. The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  13. The Lady of the Lake
  14. The Lay of the Last Minstrel: A Poem
  15. The Pirate
  16. Waverley, Or, Tis Sixty Years Since

Related Groups

  1. English Romanticism
  2. Adventure Fiction

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