- 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: 1821
- Type of Work: Novel
- Type of Plot: Romance
- Time of Work: 1575
- Setting: England
- Genres: Long fiction, Historical fiction, Novel
- Subjects: Suicide, Murder or homicide, Escapes, Manners or customs, England or English people, Kings, queens, or royalty, Moral conditions, Servants, Adventure, Sixteenth century, Duels or dueling, Poisons or poisoning, Nobility, Royal courts or courtiers
- Locales: Europe, England, United Kingdom
Edmund Tressilian, an impoverished young gentleman, a friend of the earl of Sussex and an unsuccessful suitor for Amy Robsart’s hand. Generous, intelligent and honorable, he seeks to free Amy from Richard Varney, whom he believes to be her paramour. When Amy, secretly the wife of the earl of Leicester, refuses to leave Cumnor Place, he tries to put his case before Queen Elizabeth. Supported by Amy’s father and Sussex, he nonetheless makes a poor showing because of Varney’s cleverness and his own desire to protect Amy....
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