Waverley Or 'Tis Sixty Years Since
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 10 sept 2014 - 410 páginas
In the 19th century, the world's best known writer was probably Sir Walter Scott, who was one of the first writers to have a following across the globe in his lifetime. The Scottish writer still pops up in literature classes across the world, with people instantly familiar with titles like Ivanhoe, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Bride of Lammermoor, and more. Scott is often considered the inventor of the modern historical novel, and his style was imitated throughout the 19th century. His legacy has been debated ever since, but everyone can agree that he has remained influential. Waverley was one of Scott's first attempts at a historical novel, published anonymously in 1814. It proved so popular that Scott's subsequent novels were advertised as being written by the author of Waverley, and eventually a series of novels by Scott were collected and named the "Waverley Novels". Waverley follows an English soldier sent to Scotland during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745.