The Bride of Lammermoor

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Penguin, 2000 - Fiction - 346 pages
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Less sprawling than most of Scott's novels, "lean and tragic" (E. M. Forster), but still boasting his characteristic humor and wisdom, The Bride of Lammermoor (1819) brings to vivid life a historical incident from his own family lore and from Scotland's turbulent past.
 

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Six-word review: Vindictive mother tragically separates Scottish lovers. Extended review: I don't know why I've had such a difficult time trying to review this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it, and yet I ... Read full review

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Contents

Acknowledgements
vii
The Waverly Novels in Penguin
ix
Introduction
xiii
Chronology of Walter Scott
xxxvi
Further Reading
xlv
A Note on the Text
l
Volume I
3
Volume II
121
Volume III
225
Scotts Magnum Introduction to The Bride of Lammermoor from The Waverley Novels 48 vols Edinburgh 182933 1323755
271
Historical Note
281
Explanatory Notes
287
Glossary
328
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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 had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note “by the author of Waverley”; hence his novels often are called collectively “the Waverley novels.” Some of the most famous of these areOld Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), andQuentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.

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