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Life of Sir Walter Scott by J. G. Lockhart

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Number of Pages352
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ISBN 100898758203
ISBN 109780898758207

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A successful novel penned by Sir Walter Scott is entitled ‘Waverly’. It was first released in and re-released by Penguin Books in Walter has set this book in Scotland in and has mentioned the primary characters in the roles of Edward Waverly, Davie Gellatley, Flora McIvor, Rose Bradwardine, etc. In the young man attracted the notice of Sir Walter Scott, and he married Scott's eldest daughter Sophia in April Between and Lockhart worked indefatigably. In Peter's Letters to his Kinsfolk appeared, and in he edited Peter Motteux's edition of Don Quixote, to which he prefixed a life of Cervantes. Marilyn Butler, London Review of Books "Any fair-minded person who reads Sutherland's criticism and praise should conclude that Sir Walter, warts and all, can still be regarded as Great Scott. This unflinching account is outstandingly well researched and a major contribution to an understanding of him."Cited by: In addition to the time he spent writing, Sir Walter Scott held a variety of occupations during his lifetime. He was appointed sheriff depute to the county of Selkirk in and was also a partner in a printing firm owned by the Ballantyne brothers. This partnership led to financial disaster later in his life. Learn more.

John Gibson Lockhart was a Scottish writer and editor. He is best known as the author of a biography of his father-in-law Sir Walter Scott, which has been called the second most admirable in the English language, after Boswell's Life of Johnson. Between and Lockhart worked indefatigably/5. Chronology Early Years. - Scott is born in Edinburgh on 15 August, the ninth child (fourth surviving) of Walter Scott, Writer to the Signet, and Anne Rutherford. - Contracts polio which renders him lame in his right leg for the rest of his life. Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August , in a small third floor flat in College Wynd in Edinburgh’s Old Town. Scott was the ninth child of Anne Rutherford and Walter Scott, a solicitor and member of the private Scottish society known as the Writers of the Signet, so called for their entitlement to use the Scottish King’s seal – known as the signet – when drawing up legal . Life of Sir Walter Scott. New York: Haskell House Publishers, (OCoLC) Named Person: Walter Scott; Walter Scott: Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: G Le Grys Norgate.

Genre/Form: Biographies Biography: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Lockhart, J.G. (John Gibson), Narrative of the life of Sir Walter Scott, bart. Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (15 August – 21 September ) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian, and The Bride of Alma mater: University of Edinburgh. Sir Walter Scott Scott was a great and versatile writer, the author of splendidly long poems, of lyrics and short stories, as well as works of history. Scott was born in Edinburgh’s Old Town of Edinburgh in His father was a successful lawyer, his mother the daughter of a Professor of Medicine at Edinburgh University. The Book of Waverley Gems: In a Series of Engraved Illustrations of Incidents and Scenery in Sir Walter Scott's Novels, Volume 1. Walter Scott To Which Is Prefixed a Memoir of the Life of the Author [By Sir Walter Scott], Volume 2. Walter Scott $ Tales and Romances, Volume 8. Walter Scott $ Scott's Novels, Volume Walter.