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The sixth of Scotts'
Waverley novels,
the others being;

Waverley (1814),
Guy Mannering (1815),
The Antiquary (1816),
Rob Roy (1818),
Ivanhoe (1819),
Kenilworth (1821),
The Pirate (1822),
The Fortunes of Nigel (1822),
Peveril of the Peak (1822),
Quentin Durward (1823),
St. Ronan's Well (1824),
Redgauntlet (1824),
Tales of the Crusaders: The Betrothed and The Talisman (1825),
Woodstock (1826),
Chronicles of the Canongate: The Fair Maid of Perth (1828), and
Anne of Geierstein (1829).

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Appreciation of 'Kenilworth'

I have just finished reading 'Kenilworth', which I enjoyed very much. Scott's first novel set outside Scotland, it is a gripping portrayal of the glittering court of Queen Elizabeth I, its ambition and paranoia, and of course features one of the most enduring of historical mysteries, that of the death of Amy Robsart. Scott does play fast and loose with historical fact and chronology,but to good artistic effect. I see that there have not been many comments about the novels of Sir Walter Scott, which I think is a shame. Any Scott fans out there- let's see if we can get something going.

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