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Kenilworth

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Kenilworth

by Scott, Sir Walter

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A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers, 1907 A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers, 1907. Very Good. Williams, George Alfred. A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers, 1907. Very Good. Williams, George Alfred. Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was one of the first authors in the English language to make a living writing. Kenilworth was written in 1821. This volume was published October 26, 1907 by McClurg as part of their 'Prarie Classic' series. Four books in the series were published by the end of 1907; Kenilworth and Ivanhoe by Scott along with A tale of Two Cities and Oliver Twist by Dickens. All had a frontis illustration in color by George Alfred Williams folllowed by a tissue paper page, followed by the title page with red illustration. Gold gilt on upper page edges and rough cut page edges at fore edge and bottom. Green cloth binding with gold lettering on spine only; tight and square. No marking inside or out except the previous owner's name on front free end page. Minor bumping to the corners of the boards but extremely good shape for its age; a beautiful copy. 571 pages. 12mo (6.75 to 7.75 inches)

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Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley , which he had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note “by the author of Waverley”; hence his novels often are called collectively “the Waverley novels.” Some of the most famous of these are Old Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), and Quentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.

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Bookseller
j. vint books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
001668
Title
Kenilworth
Author
Scott, Sir Walter
Illustrator
Williams, George Alfred
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
No Jacket
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
A. C. McClurg & Co., Publishers
Date published
1907
Keywords
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