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Walter Scott

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Definition Scottish poet and author of historical novels such as Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy (1771-1832)
  • Many consider Walter Scott to be the inventor of the historical novel.
Walter Scott = Scottish poet and author of historical novels such as Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy (1771-1832)
  • Walter Scott's poem, The Lady of the Lake, is largely forgotten, but has influenced familiar aspects of Western culture.
  • Walter Scott = Scottish poet and author of historical novels such as Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy (1771-1832)
  • Although her fits had passed off, she was in every other way her old self: when Sir Walter Scott became involved in lengthy descriptions of moats and castles, Mrs. Dubose would become bored and pick on us: "Jeremy Finch, I told you you'd live to regret tearing up my camellias."
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Sir Walter Scott = famous Scottish poet and author (1771-1832)
  • Wilson, for instance, who despised "college professors" and their tastes, tackled the problem of the "boring" modern story at great and lucid length, ending with the intriguing conclusion that each age has its own acceptable boredoms, with Joyce's boredoms being no greater than Sir Walter Scott's.
    Adam Gopnik  --  Can Science Explain Why We Tell Stories?
  • Sir Walter Scott = Scottish poet and author of historical novels such as Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy (1771-1832)
  • Cranly smiled and said kindly: —The captain has only one love: sir Walter Scott.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • Today I would like to recite to you a poem by Sir Walter Scott entitled lochinvar.'
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • "It was the tide, merely the tide, which wellnigh caught us by surprise just as it did Sir Walter Scott's hero!
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • She had read them Walter Scott's Ivanhoe when Jeff and Johnny were six and seven, respectively.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • But I had all of Shakespeare and Walter Scott and Dickens and Fenimore Cooper.
    Katherine Paterson  --  Jacob Have I Loved
  • He was sure Pansy had never looked at a newspaper and that, in the way of novels, if she had read Sir Walter Scott it was the very most.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • And I had to make up some beggarly story to that English surgeon why I did not return his Walter Scott to him.
    Edward E. Hale  --  The Man Without a Country
  • You might like to read Mrs. Moodie's poem 'The Maniac,' if you are an aficionado of Sir Walter Scott.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Everywhere was a Walter Scott heroine being loved by men with helmets or with plumes in their caps.
    D.H. Lawrence  --  Sons and Lovers
  • "But Sir Walter Scott—I suppose Mr. Lydgate knows him," said young Plymdale, a little cheered by this advantage.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • "What, you don't mean the Walter Scott?"
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • He was sure Pansy had never looked at a newspaper and that, in the way of novels, if she had read Sir Walter Scott it was the very most.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • [7] Walter Scott, Lamartine, Vaulabelle, Charras, Quinet, Thiers.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • He had been in People (first best-seller) and Us (first divorce); there had been a question about him one Sunday in Walter Scott's Personality Parade.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Through Walter Scott, later on, she fell in love with historical events, dreamed of old chests, guard-rooms and minstrels.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
  • He asked us whether we had read the poetry of Thomas Moore or the works of Sir Walter Scott and Lord Lytton.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners

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