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Publication Order of Waverley Novels Books

Waverley / Tis Sixty Years Since (1814)Description / Buy at Amazon
Guy Mannering (1815)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Antiquary (1816)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rob Roy (1817)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ivanhoe (1819)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Monastery (1820)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Abbot (1820)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kenilworth (1821)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Pirate (1822)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fortunes of Nigel (1822)Description / Buy at Amazon
Peveril of the Peak (1822)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quentin Durward (1823)Description / Buy at Amazon
Saint Ronan's Well (1823)Description / Buy at Amazon
Redgauntlet (1824)Description / Buy at Amazon
Woodstock (1826)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anne of Geierstein (1829)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Siege of Malta (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Chronicles of the Canongate Books

Chronicles of the Canongate (1827)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fair Maid of Perth (1828)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Hermetica Books

Hermetica, Vol. 1 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hermetica, Vol. 2 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hermetica, Vol. 3 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hermetica, Vol. 4 (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of the Crusaders Books

Publication Order of Tales of My Landlord Books

Old Mortality (1816)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Dwarf (1816)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of Mid-Lothian (1818)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Heart of Midlothian: Historical Novel (1818)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride of Lammermoor (1819)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bride of Lammermoor and Other Works (1819)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Legend of Montrose (1819)Description / Buy at Amazon
Le château dangereux (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
Count Robert of Paris (1832)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Black Dwarf: Historical Novel (1915)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Tales of a Scottish Grandfather Books

From Bannockburn to Flodden (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Gileskirk to Greyfriars (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
From Montrose to Culloden (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (1803)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marmion (1808)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of the Lake (1810)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rokeby (1816)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Surgeon's Daughter (1956)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lay of the Last Minstrel (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Two Drovers (1827)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tapestried Chamber; Or, the Lady in the Sacque (1829)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Highland Widow (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Aunt Margaret's Mirror and Other Tales (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Plays

Halidon Hill (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Auchindrane (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Goetz of Berlichingen, with the Ironhand (With: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Macduff's Cross (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Doom Of Devorgoil (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Poetry Books

The Bridal of Triermain (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vision of Don Roderick (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Field of Waterloo (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Harold the Dauntless (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lord of the Isles (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Chase (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lady of the Lake, a Poem (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Collections

The Supernatural Short Stories of Sir Walter Scott (1977)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Writings of Sir Walter Scott (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Poems (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Marmion and the Lord of the Isles (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ballads and Lyrical Pieces (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Selected Short Stories of Sir Walter Scott (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Letters of Malachi Malagrowther (1826)Description / Buy at Amazon
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft (1830)Description / Buy at Amazon
Religious Discourses by a Layman (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Waverley Anecdotes (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of Scotland, Etc. (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Border Antiquities of England and Scotland (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of a Grandfather Volume 3 (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Essays On Chivalry, Romance, And The Drama (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of a Grandfather, Fourth Series; Being Stories Taken from the History of France. Inscribed to John Hugh Lockhart (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The History of Scotland (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
France and Belgium, as Orig. Publ. Under the Title of 'Paul's Letters to His Kinsfolk' (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Life of Napoleon Buonaparte, Emperor of the French (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Tales of a Grandfather; Being the History of Scotland from the Earliest Period to the Close of the Rebellion, 1745-46. New Ed., with Introd. by Archdeacon Farrar; Volume 1 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of a Grandfather Being Stories Taken from Scottish History. Second Series. Humbly Inscribed to Hugh Littlejohn, Esq. in Two Vols; Volume 2 (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of a Grandfather. History of Scotland; Volume 1 (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Provincial Antiquities of Scotland (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lives of the Novelists (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, from the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of a Grandfather. History of Scotland; Volume 2 (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of a Grandfather (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Scottish Tales of Terror(1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Spine-Chillers(1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Penguin Book of Ghost Stories(1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Classic Victorian & Edwardian Ghost Stories(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of Terror from Blackwood's Magazine(1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales Before Narnia: The Roots of Modern Fantasy and Science Fiction(2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Sea Adventure(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beach Books Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scottish Stories(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales of the Restless Sea - Adventure Anthology(2023)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sir Walter Scott was a well known 19th-century Scottish poet, historical novelist, historian, and playwright. Many of his written works are considered classics of the English literature and the Scottish literature. Some of the famous titles penned by him include Old Mortality, Rob Roy, The Heart of Midlothian, Bride of Lammermoor, Ivanhoe, Waverly, Lady of the Lake, etc. Walter was particularly famous for writing the Waverly series of novels. Although Walter is primarily remembered for his political engagement and his extensive literary writings, he was a professional lawyer, judge, and a legal administrator. All his career, he combined editing and writing work with the daily occupation of Session Clerk and Selkirkshire’s Sheriff-Depute. Walter was a prominent member of Edinburgh’s Tory establishment and was a Highland Society’s active member. He served a term of twelve years as the President of Edinburgh’s Royal Society and a period of 2 years as the Vice President of Scotland’s Antiquaries Society.

Walter’s knowledge about the history and his literary technique established him as a seminal personality in the genre of historical novels. Author Walter was born on August 15, 1771, in College Wynd, Edinburgh and died on September 21, 1832, in Abbotsford, Roxburghshire, Scotland. He was the 9th child of his parents, Anne Rutherford and Walter Scott. Both his parents shared the heritage of prosperous families of Scotland. In 1773, Walter was affected by polio and was left lame. This condition had a great impact on his life & writing. For treating his lameness, his parents sent him to grandparents’ farm located at Sandyknowe. There, he learned to read and speak under the guidance of his aunt. In 1778, Walter returned to Edinburgh permanently to start his private education. A year later, he joined the Royal High School. During his school days, Walter was involved in reading poems, chivalric romances, travel, and history books. He also received private tuition for writing and arithmetic from James Mitchell.

James also taught him everything about Scotland Church’s history. Following the completion of his schooling, Walter was sent to live with his aunt in Kelso for 6 months. There, he met John and James Ballantyne, who went on to become his partners in business. Walter wrote and released his first book anonymously under the title of Waverly in 1814. After the success of this novel, he wrote multiple novels over the course of the next 5 years. Each of his earlier novels had a historical setting in Scotland. As Walter was mindful of his popularity as a poet, he maintained his anonymity while writing novels. The ones who were familiar Walter’s poetry were aware of his identity, but he still persisted in keeping his facade because he was worried that his orthodox father won’t approve of his engagement in the trivial pursuit of novel writing. Author Walter was married to Charlotte Carpenter. His son Lt. Walter Scott inherited the possessions and estate of his father after his death.

In 1825, a banking crisis throughout the United Kingdom led to the shutting down of the Ballantyne printing press. Walter was also a partner of this firm with financial interests. The collapse made him indebted and also resulted in his public ruin. Many people came forward to provide financial help to Walter, but he did not accept any of them. He didn’t even declare bankruptcy and continued to write in debt. Walter placed his income and house in a trust fund owned by his creditors. He was determined to overcome all his debt through his writing and produced 6 novels, 2 short stories, 2 plays, a journal, and 11 volumes of nonfiction between 1826 and 1832. Walter acquired typhus after returning from Europe’s grand tour and succumbed to it. At the time of his death, he still owed money to debtors. But, his books continued selling and all his debts were discharged soon after he breathed his last.

A successful novel penned by Sir Walter Scott is entitled ‘Waverly’. It was first released in 1814 and re-released by Penguin Books in 1995. Walter has set this book in Scotland in 1745 and has mentioned the primary characters in the roles of Edward Waverly, Davie Gellatley, Flora McIvor, Rose Bradwardine, etc. The novel opens by introducing Edward Waverly as a gentleman from England. He joins the army on the advice of his dad just before 1745’s Jacobite uprising. When on leave from his training, Waverly visits his family friends in Scotland. As he enjoys the hospitality, Waverly’s head becomes full of romantic notions. Shortly after, Waverly finds himself surrounded by the loyalists of Bonnie Prince Charlie. Waverly finds his honor challenged when others try to push him to Prince Charlie’s side. While in battle, Waverly comes across 2 women and falls in love with one of them. When he shows gentlemanly actions, he gains friends on both sides of the Jacobite uprising. These friends come to his help when he faces risk from the government after the uprising subsides. This novel became so successful and popular that all his subsequent novels were collectively called ‘Waverly Novels’.

Another exciting novel written by Walter is known as ‘Guy Mannering’. It was also published anonymously in 1815. This novel appeared in 3 different volumes in London and Edinburgh. The first edition had 2000 copies and the second and third editions had 5000 copies together. Walter has set this book in the period between 1760 and 1780 in Galloway. Several episodes are also set in Holland, India, and Cumberland. This novel describes the story of Henry Bertram, who gets abducted at the age of 5 by smugglers when he witnessed the killing of a customs officer. The novel then follows the adventures and fortunes of Harry Bertram and the members of his family in the years that follow his kidnapping.

One segment of the novel also shows the struggles of Henry Bertram in inheriting Ellangowan, whose Laird was his father. Walter wonderfully depicted the existence of lawlessness at that time when the coasts were under the control of smugglers and country roads were frequented by thieves. This book received mixed reviews from critics. Many of them gave positive reviews about Walter’s writing style, human nature’s acute knowledge, and his vivid descriptions. The novel was adapted for the stage by an English playwright and Walter’s friend named Daniel Terry. It was premiered on March 12, 1816, in London. Sarah Egerton essayed the role of the lead character Meg Merrilies.

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