A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Sir Walter Scott, the inventor and greatest practitioner of the historical novel. Titles in this study guide include Ivanhoe, The Heart of Midlothian, and Quentin Durward.
As a noteworthy voice of nineteenth century literature, Scott’s writings gave way to a new and vivid telling of history into a recreation of the spirit of the time and events. Moreover, Scott captured the imagination and national pride of a generation of Europe’s politicians.
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright, and historian. 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.