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Guy Mannering - a book by Scott, Sir Walter

Guy Mannering

Or, the Astrologer

Guy Mannering( )
Author: Scott, Walter
Editor: Lang, Andrew
Introduction by: Lang, Andrew
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $14.95
Book Description:

"We may admire, in Guy Mannering, the rapid, ever-heightening interest of the narrative, the unaffected kindliness of feeling, the manly purity of thought, everywhere mingled with a gentle humour and homely sagacity, but, above all, the rich variety and skillful contrast of character and manners, at once fresh in fiction and stamped with the unforgeable seal of truth and nature." -Andrew Lang

On the auspicious night that Guy Mannering is shown to the house of the Bertrams of...
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Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.34 Inches
Book Weight:2.16 Pounds
Author Biography
Scott, Sir Walter (Author)
Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on August 15, 1771. He began his literary career by writing metrical tales. The Lay of the Last Minstrel, Marmion, and The Lady of the Lake made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of The Lay of the Last Minstrel were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His other poems include The Vision of Don Roderick, Rokeby, and The Lord of the Isles.

He then abandoned poetry for prose. In 1814, he anonymously published a historical novel, Waverly, or, Sixty Years Since, the first of the series known as the Waverley novels. He wrote 23 novels anonymously during the next 13 years. The first master of historical fiction, he wrote novels that are historical in background rather than in character: A fictitious person always holds the foreground. In their historical sequence, the Waverley novels range in setting from the year 1090, the time of the First Crusade, to 1700, the period covered in St. Roman's Well (1824), set in a Scottish watering place. His other works include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, and The Bride of Lammermoor. He died on September 21, 1832.


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