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The Black Dwarf

By: Sir Walter Scott
Published By: Double9 Books
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Set in the Scottish Borders shortly following the Union of Scotland and England in 1707, 'The Black Dwarf' is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. Purposefully shrouded in mystery, the novel's protagonist is a dwarf named Sir Edward Mauley, whose character is deemed a curse by those living in the area, who accuse Sir Edward of working with the Devil. The isolated figure of Sir Edward resides in a solitary cave nestled deep in the Liddesdale Hills. In this tale, we follow Halbert Glendinning, a young man seeking wisdom from Sir Edward regarding love and vengeance. Halbert yearns for Isabella Vere, but her betrothal is to a man who lacks her affection, leaving Halbert burning for payback for her father's betrayal. Sir Edward lends a hand to Halbert's cunning plans. But will Halbert successfully enact revenge? Set amidst the Scottish Borders, an area that deeply influenced Sir Walter Scott's work on 'The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border,' the novel tackles themes of political intrigue, betrayal, loyalty, and love.

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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: 142 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358711299
  • ISBN-13: 9789358711295
  • Item Weight: 170.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 8.21 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Classics,Fiction / General