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Anitiquary, The
'It was early in a fine summer's day, near the end of the eighteenth century, when a young man, of genteel appearance, having occasion to go towards the north-east of Scotland...
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Bride of Lammermoor
The plans of Edgar, Master of Ravenswood to regain his ancient family estate from the corrupt Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland are frustrated by the complexities of the...
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Complete Richard Hannay Stories
Major General Sir Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by writer and diplomat John Buchan, who was himself an Intelligence officer during the First World War. The...
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Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde
In seeking to discover his inner self, the brilliant Dr Henry Jekyll discovers a monster. First published to immediate acclaim in 1886, this mesmerising thriller is a terrifying...
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Edinburgh Companion to Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is widely recognised as one of the central and defining figures in Scottish literature and in European and American Romanticism. Fabled in his own...
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Guy Mannering
Guy Mannering is an astrologer who only half-believes in his art. Instead he places his faith in patriarchal power, wealth and social position. But the Scotland of this novel is...
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Heart of Midlothian
This novel, which has always been regarded as one of Scott's finest, opens with the Edinburgh riots of 1736. The people of the city have been infuriated by the actions of John...
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Heart of Midlothian
Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid, decides she must walk to London to gain an audience with the Queen. Her sister is to be executed for infanticide and, while refusing to lie to help her...
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Heart of Midlothian (Abridged)
New and controversial abridged edition of Walter Scott's Heart of Midlothian, set in Edinburgh in the mid 18th Century. Edinburgh 1736: an indignant crowd has gathered in the Grassmarket...
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Ivanhoe
Set in the reign of Richard I, Coeur de Lion, Ivanhoe is packed with memorable incidents - sieges, ambushes and combats - and equally memorable characters: Cedric of Rotherwood...
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Ivanhoe
More than a century after the Norman Conquest, England remains a colony of foreign warlords. The dissolute Prince John plots to seize his brother's crown, his barons terrorize...
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Ivanhoe
IVANHOE (1819) was the first of Scott's novels to adopt a purely English subject and was also his first attempt to combine history and romance, which later influenced Victorian...
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Ivanhoe: Newly adapted for Modern Reader
Ivanhoe follows Wilfred of Ivanhoe, part of one of the few Saxon families at a time when English nobility was dominated by the Normans, who is out of favour with his father for...
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John Buchan & the Thirty Nine Steps - An Exploration
Set in the months before the outbreak of the Great War and in print for almost 100 years The Thirty-Nine Steps is John Buchan's most popular novel. This timely look at the book...
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Kenilworth
In the court of Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, is favoured above all the noblemen of England. It is rumoured that the Queen may chose him for her husband, but Leicester...
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Kidnapped & Catriona
Set in Scotland in 1751, Kidnapped remains one of the most exciting stories ever written. Young David Balfour, orphaned then betrayed by his Uncle Ebenezer, his so called guardian...
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Lady of the Lake: Scott
The Lady of the Lake marked the pinnacle of Walter Scott's popularity as a poet, with record-breaking sales and ecstatic reviews which helped spread his fame far beyond Britain...
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Old Mortality
Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the...
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Private Memoirs & Confessions of a Justified Sinner
James Hogg's most ambitious prose work, this novel is now widely acclaimed as his masterpiece. In the early years of the 18th century, Scotland is torn by religious and political...
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Redgauntlet
'Far and wide was "Redgauntlet" hated and feared. Men thought he had a direct compact with Satan - that he was proof against steel -.' Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres...
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Rob Roy
For the most popular of his Scottish romances, published at the end of 1817, Scott drew on the legends and historical anecdotes about Rob Roy MacGregor he had collected in his...
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Rob Roy
From its first publication in 1816 Rob Roy has been recognised as containing some of Scott’s finest writing and most engaging, fully realised characters. The outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor...
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Rob Roy
When young Francis Osbaldistone discovers that his vicious and scheming cousin Rashleigh has designs both on his father’s business and his beloved Diana Vernon, he turns in desperation...
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Thirty Nine Steps
Recently returned from South Africa, adventurer Richard Hannay is bored with life, but after a chance encounter with an American who informs him of an assassination plot and is...
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Thirty Nine Steps, The
Richard Hannay finds a corpse in his flat, and becomes involved in a plot by spies to precipitate war and subvert British naval power. The resourceful victim of a manhunt, he is...
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Three Hostages
After distinguished service in the First World War, Richard Hannay settles into peaceful domesticity with his wife Mary and their young son. However, news comes to him of three...
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Treasure Island
Treasure Island is a tale of pirates and villains, maps, treasure and shipwreck, and is perhaps the best adventure story ever written. When young Jim Hawkins finds a packet in...
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Waverley
Set against the backdrop of the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, Waverley depicts the story of Edward Waverley, an idealistic daydreamer whose loyalty to his regiment is threatened...
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Waverley
The first romantic historical novel and international bestseller, Waverley (1814) tells the story of Edward Waverley, a naïve, sensitive young man who is posted to Scotland with...
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