Walter Scott

Walter Scott

Walter Scott
1771 -1832

Walter Scott Biography

Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and historian, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest literary figures of the 19th century. Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, he was the son of a successful lawyer and was educated at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied law.

Scott began his career as a writer in the late 18th century, producing a number of translations and literary works. His first major success came with the publication of his poem "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" in 1805, which was followed by a series of highly popular novels, including "Waverley" (1814), "Rob Roy" (1817), and "Ivanhoe" (1820).

In addition to his literary pursuits, Scott was also a prominent figure in Scottish society, serving as a sheriff, a member of parliament, and the president of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He was a passionate advocate for Scottish culture and history, and his novels helped to popularize the romantic image of Scotland that is still celebrated today.

Despite his many achievements, Scott's later years were marred by financial difficulties, brought on by a series of business failures and personal setbacks. He died in 1832, leaving behind a legacy as one of Scotland's most beloved writers and a pioneer of the historical novel genre.

29 of Sir Walter Scott's books available to download for free for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Kindle in PDF and all popular eBook reader formats (AZW3, EPUB, MOBI).

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