Sir Walter Scott
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Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America.

Scott's novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

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 and served a long term as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820-32).
Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Photo by Henry Raeburn [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.

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    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Set in the 12th century, Ivanhoe is the story of a young man who joins up with Richard the Lion Hearted during a dark time where England is split between the Normans and the Saxons....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Walter Scott’s Best Works!

    • By Cindy on 01-14-17

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    • The Talisman

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    The Talisman revolves around the Third Crusader's camp in the Holy Land whereby there exists a truce between the Christians and the Muslims....

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    • Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Eric Brooks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    Letters, written in supposedly enlightened times, revealed that all social classes still held beliefs in ghosts, witches, warlocks, fairies, elves, diabolism, the occult, and even werewolves....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good period research

    • By Eric on 11-16-13

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    • Rob Roy

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 18 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 86
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      4 out of 5 stars 51
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    A favorite among Scott's "Waverley" books, Rob Roy follows the adventures of Francis, a businessman's son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in the Scottish Highlands....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy unless you know the story!

    • By Kristine on 05-17-07

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Talisman

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 11 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 83
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
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    The Crusaders, led by Richard I of England, are encamped in the Holy Land, and torn by the dissensions and jealousies of the leaders....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly enjoyable adventure!

    • By GoryDetails on 10-19-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Bride of Lammermoor

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 13

    When Edgar plans to acquire his family's ancient estate from the corrupt lord keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, he is met with the complexities of the legal and political situations....

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Read a plot synopsis before buying

    • By Daniel on 05-13-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • Rob Roy

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
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      4 out of 5 stars 27

    After rejecting the life his father has laid out for him, Frank Osbaldistone is sent to the North of England to live with his Uncle, where he is to repent his sins....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scots dialect immersion

    • By David Bogosian on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Ivanhoe [Swedish Edition]

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Håkan Mohede
    • Length: 11 hrs and 56 mins
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    Riddarturneringar, kidnappningar, dueller på liv och död, häxbål, en mystisk svart ridddare och den tappra Robin Hood. Allt detta och mycket mer bjuder den äventyrliga historien om korstågsriddaren Ivanhoe på....

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