Guy Mannering: The Astrologer

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sep 17, 2017 - 350 pages
Guy Mannering or The Astrologer is a novel by Sir Walter Scott, published anonymously in 1815. According to an introduction that Scott wrote in 1829, he had originally intended to write a story of the supernatural, but changed his mind soon after starting. The book was a huge success, the first edition selling out on the first day of publication.

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User Review  - mbmackay - LibraryThing

The second published novel of Walter Scott. Apparently written in 6 weeks when Scott needed to raise funds urgently when in a financial crisis, the book holds together remarkably well. The plot is of ... Read full review

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User Review  - P_S_Patrick - LibraryThing

This is the second novel written by Walter Scott, and arguably better than his first one Waverley. Set mainly in the rural Galloway region of Scotland in the late 1700s, Guy Mannering tells us a story ... Read full review

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Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, (15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. 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. Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

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