The Lady of the Lake

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Read Books, 2009 - Poetry - 252 pages
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Originally published in 1900. PREFATORY NOTE: In preparing this edition the effort has been directed mainly toward two ends: to make the great hearted man, Walter Scott, and his romantic highland poem seem real and attractive, and to make the pupil do as much of his own thinking as possible. The notes are not to take the place of dictionary and history, but too stimulate interest and thought, while furnishing such accurate information as is not readily attainable elsewhere by the student. The 'Lady of the lake' is often the first poem studied thoroughly. Therefore it is essential that through it one may learn how to study poetry, and, still more, to discover the charm of such reading and desire to continue it........This early work is a fascinating novel of the period and still an interesting read today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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User Review  - thornton37814 - LibraryThing

This long poem with six cantos with many long parts. Each canto depicts a single day. Three men vie for the love of Ellen Douglas. However, feuds are present and the Highland clans and lowland Scots ... Read full review

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User Review  - thesmellofbooks - LibraryThing

I loved this. My 1907 edition has copious footnotes which are fascinating reading, expanding on and explaining many of the references and word choices in the poem, and occasionally getting sniffy ... Read full review

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