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Walter Scott
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Scottish poet and author of historical novels such as Ivanhoe, and Rob Roy (1771-1832)
  • The Romantic movement of the 1820s brought back a yearning for narrow-waisted heroines like the ones in the novels of Sir Walter Scott (the Dan Brown of his day—though Sir Walter would not have dared dress a French heroine in a big sweater and black leggings, as Mr. Brown did poor Sophie Neveu inThe Da Vinci Code ), and corsets gained popularity while skirts became wider.

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