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A Legend Of Montrose

By: Sir Walter Scott
Published By: Double9 Books
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"A Legend of Montrose" is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Scotland during the Wars of the Three Kingdoms in the 1640s. The novel revolves around the military campaign of the Earl of Montrose on behalf of King Charles I against the Covenanters, who had sided with the English Parliament in the English Civil War. The main plot follows a love triangle involving Allan M'Aulay, his friend the Earl of Menteith, and Annot Lyle. Annot, who was captured during a blood feud and raised by the M'Aulays, eventually marries Menteith after her true lineage is discovered. This leads to jealousy and violence between M'Aulay and Menteith. A significant subplot features Dugald Dalgetty, a mercenary fighting for Montrose. Dalgetty, known for his love of violence and professionalism, brings a comic element to the story. However, Scott acknowledged that Dalgetty's character dominated the narrative excessively. Overall, "A Legend of Montrose" combines historical events with fictional storytelling, offering a vivid portrayal of Scotland's tumultuous past and exploring themes of love, loyalty, and political intrigue.

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Sir Walter Scott

Scottish poet, writer, and historian Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832) had a significant impact on the growth of Scottish culture throughout the Romantic period. His historical fiction, including "Ivanhoe","Rob Roy," and "Waverley," are well recognized for their evocative depictions of Scottish landscapes and their portrayals of Scottish history and society. Moreover, Scott was a prolific poet who produced masterpieces like "The Lady of the Lake" and "Marmion," which were quite well-known while he was alive. He was a significant character in the literary world of his day, and authors like Victor Hugo, Alexandre Dumas, and Nathaniel Hawthorne were affected by his writing. Scott also pursued a successful legal career and served in the government in a number of capacities, including that of sheriff and member of parliament, in addition to his literary endeavors. Also, he was an avid collector of Scottish folktales and stories, which he used as inspiration for his work. As Scott's writings are still widely read and have been made into many movies and television shows, his impact is still felt today. He is regarded as one of Scotland's most significant cultural icons and a major advocate of the Romantic literary movement.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 214 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358719672
  • ISBN-13: 9789358719673
  • Item Weight: 256.8g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 12 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,History / General