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  • Walter Scott

    Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It's proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland. The track list is; The TWA Corbies - Ballad; Sir Patrick Spens - Ballad; Get Up And Bar The Door - Anonymous; The TWA Books - Alan Ramsay; from A Hymn On The Seasons - James Thomson; Hymn On Solitude - James Thomson; Johnnie Cope - Adam Skirving; from O Tell Me How To Woo Thee - Robert Graham of Gartmore; from Auld Reikie - Robert Fergusson; A Red Red Rose - Robert Burns; Tam O' Shanter - Robert Burns;...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Los mejores libros jamás escritos. Escúchalo ahora «¡ Valor, bravos caballeros! El hombre muere, pero la gloria queda. ¡Valor! ¡Antes morir que ser vencidos!» Inglaterra, siglo XII. Desterrado por querer casarse contra los deseos de su padre, el joven y valiente Wilfred de Ivanhoe se pone al servicio de Ricardo Corazón de León y parte como cruzado junto a sus tropas para reconquistar Tierra Santa. A su regreso, decidido a recuperar su honor y a reunirse con su amada pero prohibida Lady Rowena, rápidamente se verá en medio de una lucha por el poder entre el noble rey Ricardo y su hermano, Juan Sin Tierra, un traidor despreciable y sin escrúpulos. Solo Ivanhoe, con la...read more

  • Walter Scott

    When Edgar plans to acquire his family's ancient estate from the corrupt lord keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, he is met with the complexities of the legal and political situations following the 1707 Act of Union. To complicate matters further, Edgar is falling in love with his enemy's beautiful daughter Lucy. First published in 1819, this enduring romantic tragedy presents insights into emotional and sexual politics and the shrewd way in which Sir Walter Scott presented his work. "For anyone who takes Scott seriously."-Times Literary...read more

  • Walter Scott

    'Ivanhoe' is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, part of the Waverley series. The action takes place during the 12th century in England, and the themes revolve mainly around chivalric romances, tournaments, trials, and religious clashes. It is the story of Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe who is disinherited by his father for supporting the Norman king Richard the Lionheart. It is a Romantic novel of sentimentality, family issues, love, and relationships. The constant battle between good and evil, as well as between the dictates of the heart and the mind, made 'Ivanhoe' one of the most influential books in English history and makes for a compelling read for fans of historical fiction and...read more

  • Walter Scott

    La historia del legendario arquero de Locksley, Robin Hood, no necesita presentación. Surge de una serie de baladas y leyendas del medievo inglés interpretadas y reunidas por el autor Sir Walter Scott para darles la forma del relato de ficción de un noble inglés que se convierte en proscrito para enfrentarse a un gobierno injusto y llevar a cabo la acción que le convertiría en leyenda: robar a los ricos para repartir sus riquezas entre los pobres. Este audiolibro está narrado en castellano. - Sir Walter Scott fue un noble y escritor escocés nacido en Edimburgo en 1771 y fallecido en Melrose en 1832. Adscrito al movimineto romántico, se le considera el pionero absoluto en lo...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Short Writings volume 1By various authors Comprising : The Loveliness of Christ , by Hamilton SmithWe need every Scripture for conviction, correction, and instruction; but the Scriptures that present "the things concerning Himself" must have a special charm for the Christian. It is this that makes Psalm 16 so attractive, for it sets forth the moral perfections of Christ, the perfect Man, as He trod the path of life through this world of sin and death.Here, then, we have portrayed in all its blessedness the inner life of a perfect Man Faithfulness, Fruitfulness and Fragrance, by F S MarshAMIDST the many beauties which shone in our Lord Jesus when here, there were...read more

  • Walter Scott

    An aging minstrel seeks who hospitality at Newark Castle and in recompense tells a tale of a sixteenth-century Border feud. In the poem, Lady Margaret Scott of Buccleuch, the "Flower of Teviot" is beloved by Baron Henry of Cranstown an ally of the Ker Clan, but a deadly feud exists between the two border clans of Scott and Carr/Ker, which has resulted in the recent murder of Lady Margaret's father, Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch by the Kers on the High Street in Edinburgh. Maragaret's widowed mother – Lady Janet – hates the Ker clan as a result, and is adamant in refusing her consent to any suggestion of marriage between the lovers. Summary by...read more

  • Walter Scott

    A century has passed since the Norman Conquest, and England is still a colony of foreign warlords.Prince John is plotting to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lion-Hearted, and Robin Hood and his merry band are making fools out of the Sheriff of Nottingham.Wilfred, knight of Ivanhoe, the son of Cedric the Saxon, is in love with his father’s ward, Rowena. Cedric, however, wishes her to marry Athelstane, a descendant of the royal Saxon line, whom Cedric hopes will restore the Saxon succession.With a colorful cast of chivalric knights and fair ladies, this action-filled novel comes complete with feats of derring-do, the pageantry of a tournament, and a great flame-engulfed...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Rob Roy is a captivating novel of chivalry and romance set in the Scottish Highlands of the 18th century. After rejecting the life his father has laid out for him, Frank Osbaldistone is sent to live with his uncle in the north of England. When his father's wealth and reputation are threatened, he travels to the Scottish Highlands, aiming to retrieve a set of stolen documents. It is here that he is pulled into a number of skirmishes relating to the Jacobite uprising of 1715, and where his path frequently crosses with the mysterious maverick outlaw known as Rob Roy... Scott's portrayal of Scotland is remarkable in its vivid and evocative panorama of the Highlands, and its insightful...read more

  • Walter Scott

    The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps listeners into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard the Lion Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman, is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft-but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The wicked Prince John plots to usurp England's throne, but two of the most popular heroes in all of English literature-Richard the Lion Hearted and the well-loved, famous outlaw Robin Hoo-team up to defeat the Normans and regain the castle. The success of this novel lies with Sir Walter...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Set in England during Richard I's reign, Sir Walter Scott's fanciful, vivid reinterpretation of medieval life is a successful blend of fact, myth, and romance. Upon returning from the Crusades, where he served with King Richard I, Wilfred of Ivanhoe is met with his father's disapproval, having fallen in love with Rowena, his father's ward. When his father disinherits him, Ivanhoe gets caught up in the power struggle between the king and his brother, Prince John, who is attempting to usurp the throne. Against the backdrop of a tournament of the Knights Templar, a series of adventures takes place. Ivanhoe catches the eye of Rebecca, a beautiful and courageous Jewess; he is taken prisoner,...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Rob Roy MacGregor is the romantic outlaw who comes alive in Sir Walter Scott's classic epic of the passions and struggles of the Scottish border lands. In rich, vivid prose, Rob Roy follows the adventures of Frank Osbaldistone, who falls out of favor with his father after failing to measure up to his expectations in the world of business. Sent to stay in Scotland, Frank, an innocent, Protestant Englishman, is intrigued by the wild and noble land. He finds himself drawn to the powerful, enigmatic figure of Rob Roy who, with his passionate and fierce wife Helen, fights for justice and dignity for the Scottish people. Twists of plot, Rob Roy's cunning escapes, uprisings against English...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Illegitimacy, false identity, and bankruptcy are the major elements of Sir Walter Scott's 1816 novel, The Antiquary. Set in the period of the French Revolution, the novel's hero, Lovel, struggles to gain repute and the hand of his beloved despite his uncertain parentage. During these pursuits, he befriends the title's antiquary, Johnathan Oldbuck, who finds Lovel a captive audience to his scholarly studies and a tragic likeness to his own disappointments in love. Readers will discover whether Lovel's acts of bravery and courage ultimately earn him the birth and fortunes of a nobleman. (Summary by S....read more

  • Walter Scott

    The narrative poems in this collection are written by Sir Walter Scott - the well-known Scottish poet and novelist. Each of these five poems are based loosely upon German ballads: rewritten in flowing English meter. * The Chase - a.k.a. The Wild Huntsman - A profligate, noble-born keeper of the royal forest - avidly addicted to the pleasures of the hunt - cruelly uses and mistreats his fellow-men. One day God's messengers come to test him: executing sentence immediately in just proportion to the huntsman's responses. * William & Helen - William - long thought dead - unexpectedly returns at midnight from the crusades to marry his betrothed. Helen - relieved at his return - joyfully...read more

  • Walter Scott

    An Elizabethan era historical novel by Scotland's master of fiction, Sir Walter Scott. With a cast of historical and created characters, including the Queen herself, Scott presents the sad history and tragic consequences of the secretive marriage of young Amy Robsart and the Earl of Leicester. (Summary by...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Ivanhoe is een historische roman uit 1819 van Sir Walter Scott. Het verhaal speelt ten tijde van het bewind van koning Richard Leeuwenhart en handelt over de smeulende tegenstellingen tussen de Normandiërs en de Saksen in de eeuwen na de Normandische verovering. De historische juistheid van het verhaal werd al meteen na verschijning van het boek in twijfel getrokken en Scott gaf ook toe dat het zeer waarschijnlijk was "dat ik de gebruiken van twee of drie eeuwen heb verward", maar hij troostte zich ermee dat "de fouten van deze aard aan de meeste lezers voorbij zou...read more

  • Robert Burns

    Narrative Verse - Volume 4. Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but Narrative Verse or Poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry it has widespread roots through almost every culture. In Volume 4 we bring you the classics of The Eve Of St Agnes - John Keats, Flodden - Sir Walter Scott, The Ballad Of Agincourt - Michael Drayton, Tam O'Shanter - Robert Burns, The Pied Piper Of Hamelin - Robert Browning. They are read for you by the renowned actors Sean Barrett and David...read more

  • Walter Scott

    Francis Osbaldistone, in disgrace with his father for refusing to join the family bank, travels north to his cousins' remote house in Northumberland. There, he finds himself caught up in a vicious plot to bankrupt his father which has startling consequences. At the centre of the action are three very different figures ? Francis's treacherous cousin Rashleigh Osbaldistone, who ruthlessly tries to destroy all who interfere in his schemes, the beautiful yet enigmatic Diana Vernon, who adds a romantic element to the story, and Rob Roy, the irrepressible Highland outlaw, who is the ultimate hero of Sir Walter Scott's gripping novel. 1. Defiance - Unhappy home-coming - Meeting at an inn. ...read more

  • George Eliot

    William Collins Books and Decca Records are proud to present ARGO Classics, a historic catalogue of classic fiction read by some of the world’s most renowned voices. Originally released as vinyl records, these expertly abridged and remastered stories are now available to download for the first time. Three of the finest novels of the 19th Century are brought together in this wide-ranging collection. From the rumblings of provincial England in Silas Marner and Cranford to a wild and dangerous journey across the Holy Lands in Ivanhoe, these classic novels of the Georgian and Victorian period are as relevant and important today as they ever have...read more

  • Walter Scott

    An ageing singer asks for shelter at Newark Castle, and in exchange performs for his hostess the Duchess of Buccleuch the story of a 16th century border feud. The story he tells is about the so-called 'Flower of Teviot,' the Lady Margaret Scott of Buccleuch, who the Baron Henry of Cranstown is in love with. But whilst Henry is from the Ker Clan, Margaret is from the Scott clan, and the two families are in the midst of a vicious border war. This conflict has recently caused the death of Margaret’s father, and as such, her mother is fervently against the union of the two lovers. Scott spent a lot of his career collecting traditional ballads and studying local legends and folklore, which...read more