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Walter Scott
Walter Scott
  • Born: August 15, 1771
  • Died: September 21, 1832
  • Nationality: Scottish
  • Profession: Novelist

Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, playwright and historian. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature. Famous titles include Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor.