Bethrothed,The

Bethrothed,The

The Chronicles, from which this narrative is extracted, assure us, that during the long period when the Welsh princes maintained their independence, the year 1187 was peculiarly marked as favorable to peace betwixt them and their warlike neighbors, the Lo More info →
Bride of Lammermoor, The

Bride of Lammermoor, The

Few have been in my secret while I was compiling these narratives, nor is it probable that they will ever become public during the life of their author. More info →
Castle Dangerous

Castle Dangerous

It was at the close of an early spring day, when nature, in a cold province of Scotland, was reviving from her winter's sleep, and the air at least, though not the vegetation, gave promise of an abatement of the rigour of the season, that two travellers, More info →
Guy Mannering

Guy Mannering

It was in the beginning of the month of November, 17--, when a young English gentleman, who had just left the university of Oxford, made use of the liberty afforded him, to visit some parts of the north of England; and curiosity extended his tour into the More info →
Ivanhoe

Ivanhoe

In that pleasant district of merry England which is watered by the river Don, there extended in ancient times a large forest, covering the greater part of the beautiful hills and valleys which lie between Sheffield and the pleasant town of Doncaster. More info →
Kenilworth

Kenilworth

It is the privilege of tale-tellers to open their story in an inn, the free rendezvous of all travellers, and where the humour of each displays itself, without ceremony or restraint. More info →
Old Mortality

Old Mortality

Under the reign of the last Stuarts, there was an anxious wish on the part of Government to counteract, by every means in their power, the strict or puritanical spirit which had been the chief characteristic of the republican government, and to revive tho More info →
Rob Roy

Rob Roy

You have requested me, my dear friend, to bestow some of that leisure, with which Providence has blessed the decline of my life, in registering hazards and difficulties which attended its commencement. More info →
Talisman,The

Talisman,The

The burning sun of Syria had not yet attained its highest point in the horizon, when a knight of the Red Cross, who had left his distant northern home and joined the host of the Crusaders Palestine, was pacing slowly along the sandy deserts which lie in t More info →
Woodstock

Woodstock

There is a handsome parish church in the town of Woodstock,--I am told so, at least, for I never saw it, having scarce time, when at the place, to view the magnificence of Blenheim, its painted halls, and tapestried bowers, and then return in due season t More info →