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Fortunes of Nigel

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ISBN-10: 111644979X

ISBN-13: 9781116449792

Edition: N/A

Authors: Sir Walter Scott

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List price: $14.99
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.76" tall
Weight: 0.792

Scott was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of a writer. As a young boy, he contracted polio and was sent to his grandfather's farm to recuperate. While there, he came to know and love the Border country, which figures prominently in his work. Scott began his literary career by writing metrical tales. "The Lay of the Last Minstrel," "Marmion," and "The Lady of the Lake" made him the most popular poet of his day. Sixty-five hundred copies of "The Lay of the Last Minstrel" were sold in the first three years, a record sale for poetry. His later romances in verse, "The Vision of Don Roderick," "Rokeby," and "The Lord of the Isles," met with waning interest owing to the rivalry of Byron,…