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The Monastery

By: Sir Walter Scott
Published By: Double9 Books
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The Monastery' is a historical novel written by Sir Walter Scott. Set in 16th-century Scotland, the book explores the themes of love, honor, faith, and political intrigue. The story centers around the fortunes and misfortunes of two young noblemen, Halbert Glendinning and Edward Glendinning, who find themselves entangled in a web of mysteries and conflicts. The novel takes place during a time of religious strife, with tensions between Catholics and Protestants running high. Against this backdrop, the Glendinning brothers become embroiled in the affairs of the nearby monastery of Kennaquhair, where secrets, hidden treasures, and supernatural events abound. It offers readers a captivating journey through a tumultuous period in Scottish history, immersing them in a world of intrigue, passion, and the clash of faiths.

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Sir Walter Scott

Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish author, poet, playwright, and historian who lived from 15 August 1771 to 21 September 1832. His narrative poems The Lady of the Lake and Marmion, as well as his novels Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Waverley, Old Mortality, The Heart of Mid-Lothian, and The Bride of Lammermoor, are still regarded as classics of European and Scottish literature. He had a big impact on both European and American literature. He had a big impact on both European and American literature. He was able to combine his work as a writer and editor with his responsibilities as an advocate, judge, and legal administrator thanks to his day job as the Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire. He served as the longtime president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (1820–1832), a senior member of the Tories in Edinburgh, and a vice president of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. He was also interested in the Highland Society (1827–1829). He was able to create the historical book genre as a prime example of European Romanticism thanks to his historical knowledge and literary talent. On April 22, 1820, he created a baronet "of Abbotsford in the County of Rexburg," Scotland; the title was abolished upon the death of his son in 1847. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 426 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358719575
  • ISBN-13: 9789358719574
  • Item Weight: 511.2g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 23.4 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Fiction / Historical,Fiction / Romance / Historical / Medieval ,Fiction / Classics