The Surgeon’s daughter, The Fair Maid of Perth by Walter Scott

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The Fair Maid of Perth (or St. Valentine's Day) is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Inspired by the strange, but historically true, story of the Battle of the North Inch, it is set in Perth (then called 'Saint Johnstone') and other parts of Scotland around 1400.
The book had been intended to include two other stories in the same volume, "My Aunt Margaret's Mirror" and "Death of the Laird's Jock", which was to have been titled St. Valentine's Eve.

Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Chronicles of the Canongate is a collection of stories by Sir Walter Scott, published in 1827 and 1828. They are named after the Canongate, in Edinburgh.
1st series (short stories, 1827):
   "The Highland Widow"
   "The Two Drovers"
2nd series (novel, 1828):
   "The Surgeon's Daughter"
   St Valentine's Day, or, The Fair Maid of Perth
The second series is sometimes taken as part of the Waverley Novels.

Anne of Geierstein or The Maiden of the Mist by Sir Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Anne of Geierstein, or The Maiden of the Mist (1829) is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is set in Central Europe, mainly in Switzerland, shortly after the Yorkist victory at the Battle of Tewkesbury(1471). It covers the period of Swiss involvement in the Burgundian Wars.
Two exiled Lancastrians are on a secret mission to the court of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, hoping to gain his help in regaining the English crown from the Yorkist Edward IV. The two Englishmen get into difficulties in the Swiss mountains. They meet Countess Anne and her family, who are involved in the politics of the newly independent Swiss Confederation and plan to confront Charles with complaints about his conduct towards the Swiss nation. The two groups decide to travel together. Anne may have inherited magical skills from her grandmother, enabling her to perform feats which defy explanation. The travellers also encounter a shadowy organization known as the Vehmgericht or Secret Tribunal.

Вальтер Скотт. Карл Смелый, или Анна Гейерштейнская, дева Мрака

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

«Анна Гейерштейнская, дева Мрака» (англ. Anne of Geierstein, or The Maiden of the Mist), в русском переводе «Карл Смелый» — исторический роман Вальтера Скотта, опубликованный в 1829 году в издательстве Cadell and Co. в Эдинбурге (20 мая) и в Simpkin and Marshall в Лондоне (25 мая). Переведён на русский язык в 1830 году.
Вальтер Скотт запланировал работу над «Карлом Смелым» после успеха «Квентина Дорварда» в 1823 году. Он задумывал продолжение романа. Однако лишь в августе 1827 года, когда автор закончил первую часть «Хроник Кэнонгейта», идеи о продолжении стали обретать почву. Он получил письмо от своего издателя Роберта Каделла с предложением как можно быстрее начать работу над продолжением «Квентина Дорварда», которому, как считал Каделл, был гарантирован успех. Скотт обещал обдумать это предложение, однако, начал работать над второй частью «Хроник Кэнонгейта», что в итоге вылилось в написание романа «Пертская красавица». В 1828 году он наконец начал писать продолжение «Квентина Дорварда» в надежде на коммерческий успех, который поможет поправить финансовое положение автора.
Книга, действительно, стала бестселлером, особенно в Англии. Рассказанная Скоттом история об опале, приносящем несчастье своему владельцу, привела к тому, что опал стал восприниматься в качестве опасного камня, а продажи опалов в Европе упали в два раза.

Woodstock by Sir Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
This book presents the novel "Woodstock, or, The Cavalier". The novel describes the events of the English bourgeois revolution, sketched out the fate of its inhabitants. The action of the works takes place in the provinces, away from London, in a period of intense political struggle. In the plot of the novel is an organic part of the narrative about the love of a supporter of Cromwell, Colonel Markham Everard to the daughter of a "noble" of the royalist Alice Lee.

The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
The Talisman is a novel infused with political intrigue and romantic love story during the Third crusade. Against Richard the Lionheart plotting the Austrian Duke Leopold and king Philip of France, and Grand master of the Knights Templar actually planning his murder. In this affair suddenly bursts into the Sultan Saladin and the main characters of the novel – a knight Kenneth and Edith Plantagenet, a relative of Richard.
At the end of the novel Kenneth, now David is Scottish, marry Edith Plantagenet, and as a gift to the young Saladin sends famous mascot, cures diseases.

The Betrothed by Sir Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

The Betrothed is an 1825 novel by Sir Walter Scott. It is the first of two Tales of the Crusaders, the second being The Talisman.
Parts of the novel were incorporated into Francesco Maria Piave's libretto for Giuseppe Verdi's 1857 opera, Aroldo, itself a re-working of an earlier Verdi opera, Stiffelio.
The action takes place in the Welsh Marches during the latter part of the reign of Henry II, after 1187. Eveline, the 16-year-old daughter of Sir Raymond Berenger, is rescued from a Welsh siege by the forces of Damian Lacy. She is betrothed to his uncle Sir Hugo, who leaves on a crusade. Rebels led by Ranald Lacy attempt to kidnap her, and Damian fights them off, but a confused sequence of events convinces the King that she and her beloved are in league against him.

Вальтер Скотт. Обручённая

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Вальтер Скотт – автор очень популярных исторических романов, основоположник самого жанра «исторический роман» в Англии.
«Обручённая» (англ. The Betrothed) — исторический роман Вальтера Скотта, посвященный временам правления Генриха II. Он был впервые опубликован в 1825 году и вместе с романом «Талисман» входит в цикл «Рассказы крестоносцев» (англ. Tales of the Crusaders). Части романа Франческо Мария Пьяве позднее использовал для написания либреттодля оперы Джузеппе Верди «Арольдо» (1857).
Сам Вальтер Скотт относился к этому роману скептически и не хотел его заканчивать. Он продолжал писать новые главы, но все они не удовлетворяли его по качеству. Однако издатель Скотта, Джеймс Баллантайн, желал опубликовать «Обручённую» совместно с романом «Талисман», над которым уже начал работать Скотт и который Баллантайн оценил очень высоко. Издатели сочли, что достоинства «Талисмана» скроют недостатки этого романа. Таким образом, эти произведения были изданы совместно 22 июня 1825 года.
Несмотря на опасения автора, роман был хорошо встречен критиками и читателями и был сочтён достойным «Талисмана». Лишь The Monthly Review назвал его «глупой сказочкой», а по мнению журналиста Edinburgh Magazine, роман читался тяжело и местами написан неаккуратно. Потомки оценили «Обручённую» хуже. Биограф Скотта Хескет Пирсон отметил, что «Обручённая» «завоевала бы одно из первых мест в состязании худших и глупейших книг, вышедших из-под пера гения».

Redgauntlet by Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
Redgauntlet (1824) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Dumfries, Scotland in 1765, and described by Magnus Magnusson (a point first made by Andrew Lang) as "in a sense, the most autobiographical of Scott's novels." It describes the beginnings of a fictional third Jacobite Rebellion, and includes "Wandering Willie's Tale", a famous short story which frequently appears in anthologies.
The novel's hero is a young man named Darsie Latimer. Early in the novel he is kidnapped by Hugh Redgauntlet, and taken to a village in Dumfries. Darsie's friend Alan Fairford sets out to rescue him. After much intrigue Darsie discovers that Redgauntlet is his uncle, and he is also reunited with his sister. He also discovers that a number of prominent Jacobites, and Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie or the Young Pretender) himself are staying in the village. Redgauntlet has summoned them all to start a new Jacobite rebellion, and he wants Darsie to join them. However, the Prince is still reeling from the French naval defeats at Quiberon Bay and Lagos, which represented Charles's last realistic chance to recover the British throne for the Stuart dynasty. Furthermore, Redgauntlet discovers that his fellow Jacobites are not as committed as he, and their stated objection is that they suspect the Prince's mistress, Clementina Walkinshaw, of being a spy. During these discussions, General Campbell arrives amongst them to announce that he and the government know what the conspirators are up to. The Prince is allowed to go into exile, and his followers peacefully disperse. Redgauntlet, seeing that the Jacobite cause is now lost, joins the Prince in exile. Darsie is set free having always remained loyal to the current king, and Alan marries Darsie's sister.

Saint Ronan's Well by Sir Walter Scott

Автор: andrey4444. Опубликовано в Вальтер Скотт

Walter Scott is the author of very popular historical novels, the founder of the genre "historical novel" in England.
Beautiful brilliant historical novel by sir Walter Scott's "Saint Ronan's Well", in which he showed an example of the transition from historical novel to the novel, directly addressed to European modernity. The content coincides with the years of youth of the author. The scene of his little drama, the writer chose the source of mineral water, which many in Britain.