Biography: Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish novelist and poet known for his regional and historical novels. Trained as a lawyer, Scott had turned to writing by 1805 with his first major poem, The Lay of the Last Minstrel. His romances of Scottish life, the so-called Waverly novels, were immensely popular and include Rob Roy (1816) and The Bride of Lammermoor (1819). Scott also penned historical novels, the best-known being Ivanhoe (1820).

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  1. Ivanhoe
    Ivanhoe
    by Sir Walter Scott

    Rating: 2.8/5 (302 votes cast)

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    Wilfred of Ivanhoe, one of the last Saxon English noblemen, is determined to court Lady Rowena in spite of opposition from his father, Cedric. The path to wedded bliss is strewn with chivalric adventures, castle stormings, jousting tournaments, kidnappings and mistaken identities.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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  2. Kenilworth
    Kenilworth

    by Sir Walter Scott

    Kenilworth
    by Sir Walter Scott

    Rating: 2.4/5 (184 votes cast)

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    The secret marriage of the Earl of Leicester has tragic consequences in this historical romance. The ambitious Earl loves his wife Amy, but hides his marriage from Queen Elizabeth I in hopes of gaining political power. When the truth is revealed, it may be too late for the young couple.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  3. Bride of Lammermoor
    Bride of Lammermoor

    by Sir Walter Scott

    Bride of Lammermoor
    by Sir Walter Scott

    Rating: 2.2/5 (96 votes cast)

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    Truly star-crossed lovers, Edgar and Lucy are desperate to be together, even though their families are sworn enemies. Their misfortune starts in Ravenswood, where Edgar is Master and Lucy's father William Ashton is the sworn enemy of the realm. The villainous Lady Ashton schemes to keep the lovers apart, even as they fight for a wedding to celebrate their love. The story is said to be based on the true tale of the tragic Dalrymple family.

    Category: Romance

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