- Sir Walter Scott (Critical Survey of Poetry: British, Irish, & Commonwealth Poets)
- Sir Walter Scott (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Sir Walter Scott (Dictionary of World Biography: The 19th Century)
- Sir Walter Scott (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Sir Walter Scott (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Sir Walter Scott
- First Published: 1822
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Historical
- Time of Work: Early seventeenth century
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Prisoners, Love or romance, Escapes, Betrayal, England or English people, Seventeenth century, Lower classes, Kings, queens, or royalty, London, Servants, Adventure, Scotland or Scottish people, Gossip, Nobility, Debtors or creditors
- Locales: Europe, London, England, United Kingdom
*London. Traditional capital of England and capital of all of Great Britain after the union of England and Scotland in 1707. At the time in which Sir Walter Scott’s story is set, much of what is now “Greater London” lay outside London’s city gates. Thus, the Greenwich described here is a park where the king goes hunting, and Enfield Chase is a heath. The River Thames is the story’s principal thoroughfare; most of its settings are distributed along the river’s banks and can be reached by boat. The protagonist, Nigel Olifaunt, goes by...
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