Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Volume 1

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2006 - Poetry - 429 pages
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A vast literary and commercial success, the book, "Minstrelsy of Scottish Border" consists of historical and romantic ballads.
 

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Contents

I
1
II
15
III
29
IV
52
V
58
VI
84
VII
112
VIII
117
XXI
292
XXII
303
XXIII
323
XXIV
326
XXV
331
XXVI
339
XXVII
345
XXVIII
349

IX
213
X
227
XI
231
XII
235
XIII
241
XIV
247
XV
251
XVI
255
XVII
258
XVIII
262
XIX
267
XX
275
XXIX
355
XXX
366
XXXI
368
XXXII
376
XXXIII
379
XXXIV
384
XXXV
389
XXXVI
398
XXXVII
412
XXXVIII
419
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About the author (2006)

Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 15, 1771. He began his literary career by writing metrical tales. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of The Lay of the Last Minstrel were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His other poems include The Vision of Don Roderick, Rokeby, and The Lord of the Isles. He then abandoned poetry for prose. In 1814, he anonymously published a historical novel, Waverly, or, Sixty Years Since, the first of the series known as the Waverley novels. He wrote 23 novels anonymously during the next 13 years. The first master of historical fiction, he wrote novels that are historical in background rather than in character: A fictitious person always holds the foreground. In their historical sequence, the Waverley novels range in setting from the year 1090, the time of the First Crusade, to 1700, the period covered in St. Roman's Well (1824), set in a Scottish watering place. His other works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Bride of Lammermoor. He died on September 21, 1832.

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