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Riassunto: 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 when they are sent to the Scottish Highlands. When he finds himself drawn to the charismatic chieftain Fergus Mac-Ivor and his beautiful sister Flora, their ardent loyalty to Prince Charles Edward Stuart appeals to Waverley's romantic nature and he allies himself with their cause - a move that proves highly dangerous for the young officer. Scott's first novel was a huge success when it was published in 1814 and marked the start of his extraordinary literary success. With its vivid depiction of the wild Highland landscapes and patriotic clansmen, Waverley is a brilliant evocation of the old Scotland - a world Scott believed was swiftly disappearing in the face of a new, modern era.
L'autore: Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley, which he had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note ?by the author of Waverley?; hence his novels often are called collectively ?the Waverley novels.? Some of the most famous of these are Old Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), and Quentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.
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Descrizione libro Hardback. Condizione libro: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Codice libro della libreria GOR002533503
Descrizione libro Littlehampton Book Services Ltd 1969-03, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Removable protective film over the jacket. The book is clean and readable throughout, a decent copy. Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 134154-2
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: very_good. 340 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00460000756-V
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: bad. 340 Gramm. Codice libro della libreria M00460000756-B
Descrizione libro Dutton Adult, 1969. Condizione libro: Fair. New impression. N/A. Former Library book. Binding is slightly damaged and/or book has some loose pages. No missing pages. Codice libro della libreria GRP69290345
Descrizione libro Dutton Adult June 1969, 1969. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used. No Jacket. Codice libro della libreria 486202
Descrizione libro EBLA (UK), 1969. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condizione libro: Gut. Sofort verfügbar / Versand am folgenden Arbeitstag / mit Rechnung / daily shipping wordwide with invoice / Stempel innen / Sprache: Deutsch Gewicht in Gramm: 550. Codice libro della libreria 126499
Descrizione libro J.M.Dent & Sons, UK, 1978. Hardback. Condizione libro: Very Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: Very Good Clipped. Reprint.. Very good clean tight book; no inscriptions etc. Jacket is very good; clean and bright. Some minor edgewear, rubs etc. Priceclipped. Publisher's price sticker to front flap. Scott's first novel. It is a romance of the Jacobite rising of 1745. The book is remarkable for its portrait of Prince Charles, The Young Pretender. The sympathetic treatment of the Jacobite Rebellion is set against descriptions of highland scenery, manners and customs. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Book. Codice libro della libreria 015187
Descrizione libro Dent & Sons, 1969. Condizione libro: Good. USED. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. No Dustjacket. Stains to covers, markings and marginal notes on the inside. Codice libro della libreria 89508