The Greatest Books: Written by Walter ScottTopics: Literature. When I think of a book by Sir Walter Scott , it is handsome and old. This is not an accident. In truth, it reflects my physical relationship with his classic novels, which are admittedly less popular than they were even 50 years ago. In fact, he seems barely read at all.
Sir Walter Scott anybody?
Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate , judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. A prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, Scott was an active member of the Highland Society , served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh —32 and was a Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland — Scott's knowledge of history, and his facility with literary technique, made him a seminal figure in the establishment of the historical novel genre, as well as an exemplar of European literary Romanticism. Walter Scott was born on 15 August His father was a member of a cadet branch of the Scott Clan, and his mother descended from the Haliburton family, the descent from whom granted Walter's family the hereditary right of burial in Dryburgh Abbey. Five of Walter's siblings died in infancy, and a sixth died when he was five months of age.
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Waverley, Volume 1 by Sir Walter SCOTT read by Various Part 1/2 - Full Audio Book
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