The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191611115

Total Pages:624

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More than a century after the Norman Conquest, England remains a colony of foreign warlords. The dissolute Prince John plots to seize his brother's crown, his barons terrorize the country, and the mysterious outlaw Robin Hood haunts the ancient greenwood. The secret return of King Richard and the disinherited Saxon knight, Ivanhoe, heralds the start of a splendid and tumultuous romance, featuring the tournament at Ashby-de-la-Zouche, the siege of Torquilstone, and the clash of wills between the wicked Templar Bois-Guilbert and the sublime Jewess Rebecca. In Ivanhoe Scott fashioned an imperial myth of national cultural identity that has shaped the popular imagination ever since its first appearance at the end of 1819. The most famous of Scottish novelists drew on the conventions of Gothic fiction, including its risky sexual and racial themes, to explore the violent origins and limits of English nationality. This edition uses the 1830 Magnum Opus text, corrected against the Interleaved Set, and incorporates readings from Scott's manuscript. The introduction examines the originality and cultural importance of Ivanhoe, and draws on current work by historians and cultural critics. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Delphi Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated)

Author:Sir Walter Scott

Publisher:Delphi Classics

ISBN:1908909048

Total Pages:3491

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Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish novelist, poet, historian and biographer, is often regarded as the inventor of the historical novel, who produced a wide body of literary works, having a profound impact on world literature. This comprehensive eBook presents Scott’s complete fictional works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 7) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Scott’s life and works * Concise introductions to the novels and other texts * ALL 26 novels, with individual contents tables * Rare novels and shorter fiction often missed out of collections * Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Famous works such as WAVERLEY, ROB ROY and IVANHOE are fully illustrated with their original artwork * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Scott’s rare poetry collections and plays – available in no other collection * Includes a wide selection of Scott’s non-fiction – spend hours exploring the author’s varied works * Special criticism section with essays by writers such as Henry James, Leslie Stephen and Charles Dickens examining Scott's literary achievements * Features two biographies – discover Scott’s literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres * UPDATED with entirely revised texts, new formatting, rare plays and new introductions Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Novels WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY BLACK DWARF OLD MORTALITY ROB ROY THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE IVANHOE THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN’S WELL REDGAUNTLET THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS The Shorter Fiction CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE MY AUNT MARGARET’S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD’S JOCK. MISCELLANEOUS SHORT PIECES The Plays GOETZ VON BERLICHINGEN HALIDON HILL MACDUFF’S CROSS THE DOOM OF DEVORGOIL AUCHINDRANE THE HOUSE OF ASPEN The Poetry Collections TRANSLATIONS AND IMITATIONS FROM GERMAN BALLADS THE MINSTRELSY OF THE SCOTTISH BORDER THE LAY OF THE LAST MINSTREL BALLADS AND LYRICAL PIECES MARMION THE LADY OF THE LAKE THE VISION OF DON RODERICK THE BRIDAL OF TRIERMAIN ROKEBY THE FIELD OF WATERLOO THE LORD OF THE ISLES HAROLD THE DAUNTLESS MISCELLANEOUS POEMS The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Non-Fiction THE LIFE OF JOHN DRYDEN PAUL’S LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK THE JOURNAL OF SIR WALTER SCOTT THE LETTERS OF MALACHI MALAGROWTHER THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE TALES OF A GRANDFATHER LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG, ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD MISCELLANEOUS PROSE WORKS The Criticism SIR WALTER SCOTT by William Hazlitt SIR WALTER SCOTT by Leslie Stephen THE POEMS OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by Andrew Lang LETTERS TO DEAD AUTHORS by Andrew Lang SIR WALTER SCOTT AND THE BORDER MINSTRELSY by Andrew Lang SIR WALTER SCOTT AS A CRITIC OF LITERATURE by Margaret Ball SIR WALTER SCOTT: A LECTURE by William Ker SIR WALTER SCOTT by Henry James MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo The Biographies SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

The Complete Works of Sir Walter Scott (Illustrated Edition)

Author:Walter Scott

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:807583383X

Total Pages:18097

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This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Contents: INTRODUCTION SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN SHORT STORIES: Chronicles of the Canongate CHRONICLES OF THE CANONGATE - INTRODUCTORY THE HIGHLAND WIDOW THE TWO DROVERS THE SURGEON'S DAUGHTER The Keepsake Stories MY AUNT MARGARET'S MIRROR THE TAPESTRIED CHAMBER DEATH OF THE LAIRD'S JOCK CHRISTOPHER CORDUROY PHANTASMAGORIA THE INFERNO OF ALTISIDORA A HIGHLAND ANECDOTE DEPRAVITY AMONG ANIMALS Translation GOETZ OF BERLICHINGEN, WITH THE IRON HAND Plays HALIDON HILL MACDUFF'S CROSS THE DOOM OF DEVORGOIL AUCHINDRANE Poetry Journal Letters PAUL'S LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK LETTERS OF MALACHI MALAGROWTHER LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT Historical Works TALES OF A GRANDFATHER IN FIVE VOLUMES THE LIFE OF JOHN DRYDEN THE LIFE OF NAPOLEON BUONAPARTE Articles RELIQUES OF ROBERT BURNS LIFE AND WORKS OF JOHN HOME LIFE OF KEMBLE — KELLY'S REMINISCENCES SALMONIA ON PLANTING WASTE LANDS ON LANDSCAPE GARDENING TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD BIOGRAPHIES: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart ...

Ivanhoe

Author:Sir Walter Scott

Publisher:Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN:3849645258

Total Pages:613

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The period of "Ivanhoe" is a few months subsequent to "The Talisman." Richard I has abandoned his Crusade, and, after an incarceration in an Austrian prison returns to his English throne to find plots against him headed by his brother John, and also a general state of unrest. Normans and Saxons still quarrel, and the story as a whole gives an admirable picture of feudal times. Ivanhoe is the only son of Cedric the Saxon, and has been disinherited by his father on account of his love for Cedric's ward, the Lady Rowena. lie thereupon goes with King Richard to Palestine and wins renown in the Crusade. He returns to England disguised as a Palmer. Meanwhile his father maintains the ancient Saxon state at his manor of Rotherwood, at odds with the Norman "interlopers." Cedric therefore accords but grudging hospitality to a Norman knight, Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert, when the latter seeks shelter from a storm, being guided thereto by a pilgrim. During the evening repast, Lady Rowena inquires news of the Crusade and is informed that Ivanhoe has gained fame and the favor of the King. Bois-Guilbert thereupon boasts that he himself would like to meet him at a pending tournament; at which the pilgrim takes up the gage forthe knight ...

Ivanhoe: A Romance

Author:Walter Scott

Publisher:Prabhat Prakashan

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Ivanhoe' is a 1820 historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. At the time it was written it represented a shift by Scott away from fairly realistic novels set in Scotland in the comparatively recent past, to a somewhat fanciful depiction of medieval England.

Ivanhoe

Author:Scott, Walter

Publisher:Aegitas

ISBN:1773137220

Total Pages:570

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Ivanhoe is the story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the English nobility was overwhelmingly Norman. It follows the Saxon protagonist, Wilfrid of Ivanhoe, who is out of favour with his father owing to his courting the Lady Rowena and for his allegiance to the Norman king Richard I of England. The story is set in 1194, after the end of the Third Crusade, when many of the Crusaders were still returning to Europe. King Richard, having been captured by the Duke of Saxony, on his way back, was still supposed to be in the arms of his captors. The legendary Robin Hood, initially under the name of Locksley, is also a character in the story, as are his 'merry men,' including Friar Tuck and, less so, Alan-a-Dale. (Little John is merely mentioned.) The character that Scott gave to Robin Hood in Ivanhoe helped shape the modern notion of this figure as a cheery noble outlaw. Other major characters include Ivanhoe's intractable Saxon father Cedric, a descendant of the Saxon King Harold Godwinson; various Knights Templar and churchmen; the loyal serfs Gurth the swineherd and the jester Wamba, whose observations punctuate much of the action; and the Jewish moneylender, Isaac of York, equally passionate of money and his daughter, Rebecca. The book was written and published during a period of increasing struggle for Emancipation of the Jews in England, and there are frequent references to injustice against them.

The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection

Author:Walter Scott

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026838106

Total Pages:2858

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Waverly Novels: 26 Books in One Volume - Complete Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Table of Contents: INTRODUCTION: Famous Authors on Scott SIR WALTER SCOTT AND LADY MORGAN by Victor Hugo MEMORIES AND PORTRAITS by Robert Louis Stevenson SCOTT AND HIS PUBLISHERS by Charles Dickens WAVERLY NOVELS: WAVERLEY GUY MANNERING THE ANTIQUARY ROB ROY IVANHOE KENILWORTH THE PIRATE THE FORTUNES OF NIGEL PEVERIL OF THE PEAK QUENTIN DURWARD ST. RONAN'S WELL REDGAUNTLET WOODSTOCK THE FAIR MAID OF PERTH ANNE OF GEIERSTEIN Tales of My Landlord OLD MORTALITY BLACK DWARF THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN THE BRIDE OF LAMMERMOOR A LEGEND OF MONTROSE COUNT ROBERT OF PARIS CASTLE DANGEROUS Tales from Benedictine Sources THE MONASTERY THE ABBOT Tales of the Crusaders THE BETROTHED THE TALISMAN Biographies: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.

Olla Podrida

Author:Frederick Marryat

Publisher:Good Press

ISBN:

Total Pages:361

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"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Sir Walter Scott: Collected Letters, Memoirs and Articles

Author:Walter Scott

Publisher:e-artnow

ISBN:8026838807

Total Pages:320

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This carefully crafted ebook: "Sir Walter Scott: Collected Letters, Memoirs and Articles" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. He was the first modern English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. His novels and poetry are still read, and many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor. Table of Contents: Journal THE JOURNAL OF SIR WALTER SCOTT Letters PAUL'S LETTERS TO HIS KINSFOLK LETTERS OF MALACHI MALAGROWTHER LETTERS ON DEMONOLOGY AND WITCHCRAFT Various Articles and Essays RELIQUES OF ROBERT BURNS LIFE AND WORKS OF JOHN HOME LIFE OF KEMBLE — KELLY'S REMINISCENCES SALMONIA ON PLANTING WASTE LANDS ON LANDSCAPE GARDENING TRIAL OF DUNCAN TERIG ALIAS CLERK, AND ALEXANDER BANE MACDONALD BIOGRAPHY: SIR WALTER SCOTT by George Saintsbury SIR WALTER SCOTT by Richard H. Hutton MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF SIR WALTER SCOTT by J. G. Lockhart

Mrs. Maxon Protests

Author:Anthony Hope

Publisher:Litres

ISBN:5040565755

Total Pages:360

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"Mrs. Maxon Protests" by Anthony Hope. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Life Of Mozart (Volume 3 of 3)

Author:Otto Jahn

Publisher:London Novello, Ewer & Co.

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Total Pages:448

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Life Of Mozart (Volume 3 of 3) In publishing these six quartets together Mozart certainly did not intend them to be regarded in all their parts as one whole; his object was to bring to view the many-sidedness of expression and technical treatment of which this species of music was capable. The first quartet, in G major (387 K.), and the fourth, in E flat major (428 K.), have a certain relationship in their earnest and sustained tone; but how different is the expression of energetic decision in the first from that of contemplative reserve in the fourth; a difference most noticeable in the andantes of the two quartets. Again, in the third and fifth quartets, in B flat (458 K.) and A major (464 K.), the likeness in their general character is individualised by the difference in treatment throughout. The second quartet, in D minor (421 K.), and the sixth, in C major (465 K.), stand alone; the former by its affecting expression of melancholy, the latter by its revelation of that higher peace to which a noble mind attains through strife and suffering. An equal wealth of characterisation and technical elaboration meets us in a comparison of the separate movements. The ground-plan of the first movement is the usual one, and the centre of gravity is always the working-out at the beginning of the second part, which is therefore distinguished by its length as a principal portion of the movement. The working-out of each quartet is peculiar to itself. In the two SIX QUARTETS, 1785. first the principal subject is made the groundwork, and combined with the subordinate subject closing the first part, but quite differently worked-out. In the G major quartet the first subject is spun out into a florid figure, which is turned hither and thither, broken off by the entry of the second subject, again resumed, only to be again broken off in order, by an easy play on the closing bar—

Mortal Heart

Author:Robin LaFevers

Publisher:Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN:0547630565

Total Pages:464

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In the powerful conclusion to Robin LaFever's New York Times bestselling His Fair Assassins trilogy, Annith has watched her gifted sisters at the convent come and go, carrying out their dark dealings in the name of St. Mortain, patiently awaiting her own turn to serve Death. But her worst fears are realized when she discovers she is being groomed by the abbess as a Seeress, to be forever sequestered in the rock and stone womb of the convent. Feeling sorely betrayed, Annith decides to strike out on her own. She has spent her whole life training to be an assassin. Just because the convent has changed its mind, doesn’t mean she has.

Courage & Defiance

Author:Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:0545592224

Total Pages:352

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When the Nazis invaded Denmark on Tuesday, April 9, 1940, the people of this tiny country to the north of Germany awoke to a devastating surprise. The government of Denmark surrendered quietly, and the Danes were ordered to go about their daily lives as if nothing had changed. But everything had changed. Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied by a dangerous enemy. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies, passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs, who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95% of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen, who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act. With her talent for digging deep in her research and weaving real voices into her narratives, Hopkinson reveals the thrilling truth behind one of WWII's most daring resistance movements.

Sickness Unto Death

Author:Soren Kierkegaard

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1625585918

Total Pages:103

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Man is spirit. But what is spirit? Spirit is the self. But what is the self? The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation [which accounts for it] that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but [consists in the fact] that the relation relates itself to its own self. Man is a synthesis of the infinite and the finite, of the temporal and the eternal, of freedom and necessity; in short, it is a synthesis.