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Walter Scott (1) [1771–1832]

This page covers the author of The Journal of Sir Walter Scott 1825-32: From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford.

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Walter Scott (1) has been aliased into Sir Walter Scott.

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Robin Hood 33 copies
Cavalleria (Author) 4 copies
Allan Cameron 2 copies
Walter Scott Omnibus 1 copy, 1 review
Œuvres 1 copy
At Hand 1 copy
Baladas. 1 copy, 1 review

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A Treasury of the World's Best Loved Poems (Contributor) 446 copies, 4 reviews
Halloween (Contributor) 59 copies
A Book of Narrative Verse (Contributor) 56 copies, 1 review
The Book Lovers (Contributor) 25 copies
Scottish Tales of Terror (Contributor) 18 copies
La poesía inglesa románticos y victorianos (Contributor) 4 copies, 1 review
The Queen’s Story Book (Contributor) 2 copies
Z Duchami Przy Wigilijnym Stole (Contributor) 2 copies
Fantastyczne Opowieści (Contributor) 1 copy

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Sir Walter Scott, (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include The Lady of the Lake (narrative poem) and the novels Waverley, Old Mortality (or The Tale of Old Mortality), Rob Roy, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, The Bride of Lammermoor, and Ivanhoe.

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 (1820–1832) and was a Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1827–1829).

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.

He was created a baronet "of Abbotsford in the County of Roxburgh," Scotland, in the Baronetage of the United Kingdom on 22 April 1820, which title became extinct on the death of his son the 2nd Baronet in 1847.

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