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The Lady of the Lake
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ISBN:
9781780273372
Categories
New Releases, Poetry
Imprint
Birlinn
Publication Date
21 April 2016
Format
Paperback
Status
Available for Sale
Publisher
Birlinn Ltd
Extent
224

The Lady of the Lake

by Sir Walter Scott - Find out more about the author

The Lady of the Lake marked the pinnacle of Walter Scott’s popularity as a poet, with record-breaking sales and ecstatic reviews which helped spread his fame far beyond Britain. It also inspired thousands to flock to Loch Katrine in the Trossachs to see for themselves the isle where the banished James of Douglas and his daughter Ellen take refuge, and where the mysterious knight, James Fitz James, arrives and sets in motion a chain of events which have far-reaching consequences for them all.

A fictional work set during the reign of James V and featuring an astonishing range of themes, from political conflict, feud and mystery to love, loss and reconciliation, The Lady of the Lake is a key work of the romantic movement which swept Europe by storm in the early nineteenth century.

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is universally acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest writers who was of seminal importance in the development of the historical novel. Stuart Kelly is the literary editor of Scotland on Sunday and a freelance journalist and writer. He is the author of Scott-Land: The Man Who Invented a Nation (Polygon).