Chronicles of the Canongate; The Highland Widow; The Two Drovers; The Surgeon's Daughter

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Set within a framing narrative, these three stories take place in the years following the Jacobite defeat and feature characters who are leaving Scotland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In two of Walter Scott's best-known tales, "The Highland Widow" and "The Two Drovers," two young men are torn between traditional Scottish loyalties and the opportunities offered by England. "The Surgeon's Daughter" follows three young Scots to India during the first years of the British Empire. All three highlight Scott's unique gift for re-creating the spirit of historical eras and painting stirring portraits of Scottish people.

Author Biography

Walter Scott (1771-1832) was born and educated in Edinburgh and is the foremost Romantic novelist in the English language. Also a poet, he is credited with establishing the form of the historical novel. Claire Lamont is a professor of English at the University of Newcastle and series editor for Walter Scott in Penguin Classics.

Table of Contents

The Waverley Novels in Penguin
Chronology of Walter Scott
Further Reading
A Note on the Text
Chronicles of the Canongate
Chrystal Croftangry's Narrativep. 13
The Highland Widowp. 68
Chrystal Croftangry's Narrativep. 122
The Two Droversp. 124
Chrystal Croftangry's Narrativep. 147
The Surgeon's Daughterp. 158
Chrystal Croftangry's Narrativep. 286
Explanatory Notesp. 289
Historical Notes to: The Highland Widowp. 319
Historical Notes to: The Two Droversp. 338
Historical Notes to: The Surgeon's Daughterp. 355
Glossaryp. 404
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