The Lady Of The Lake, A Poem By Sir Walter Scott First Edition 1810
Dimensions 10.75" x 8.5" x 1.75" inches / Weight 1545 grams / All measurements are approximate / Book in Antique Condition. Some pages damages and dark spots. For best indication of condition please refer to photos.
The Lady of the Lake (French: Dame du Lac, Damoisele del Lac) is an enchantress in the Matter of Britain, the body of medieval literature and legend associated with King Arthur. She plays a pivotal role in many stories, including giving Arthur his sword Excalibur, enchanting Merlin, and raising Lancelot after the death of his father. At least two different sorceresses bearing the title "the Lady of the Lake" appear as separate characters in some versions and adaptations since the Post-Vulgate Cycle and consequently Le Morte d'Arthur.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE; A POEM by Scott, Sir Walter
Edinburgh and London: John Ballantyne and Co.; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, and William Miller, 1810. First. Contemporary rebinding with additional endpapers and new endbands
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet FRSE FSA Scot (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) a prominent member of the Tory establishment in Edinburgh, 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. Walter Scott wrote an influential poem, The Lady of the Lake, in 1810, drawing on the romance of the legend, but with an entirely different story set around Loch Katrine in the Trossachs of Scotland. Scott's material furnished subject matter for La donna del lago, an 1819 opera by Gioachino Rossini. Franz Schubert set seven songs from Walter Scott's Lady of the Lake; although Schubert's music to Ellen's third song has become far more famous in its later adaptation, known as "Ave Maria".
Scott's knowledge of history, and his facility with literary technique, made him a seminal figure in the establishment of the historical novel genre, as well as an exemplar of European literary Romanticism.
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