Waverley

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ReadHowYouWant.com, 2006 - Fiction - 360 pages
In the backdrop of political issues such as the Jacobite risings and clashes between the two factions, the author has narrated the romantic tale of Waverley. The ups and downs of the protagonist's life capture the imagination of the reader. Composed of two volumes, the twists and turns of the plot keep the readers anticipating.
 

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Contents

Chapter I
1
Chapter VII
64
Chapter VIII
74
Chapter IX
83
Chapter X
93
Chapter XI
102
Chapter XII
117
Chapter XIII
129
Chapter XVIII
193
Chapter XIX
212
Chapter XX
224
Chapter XXI
234
Chapter XXII
241
Chapter XXIII
258
Chapter XXIV
266
Chapter XXV
282

Chapter XIV
143
Chapter XV
156
Chapter XVI
170
Chapter XVII
184
Chapter XXVI
297
Chapter XXVII
305
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About the author (2006)

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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