Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott
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Kenilworth
By Sir Walter Scott

Kenilworth

A Romance

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Kenilworth by Sir Walter Scott

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In the court of Elizabeth I, Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, is favoured above all the noblemen of England. It is rumoured that the Queen may chose him for her husband, but Leicester has secretly married the beautiful Amy Robsart. Fearing ruin if this were known, he keeps his lovely young wife a virtual prisoner in an old country house. Meanwhile Leicester's manservant Varney has sinister designs on Amy, and enlists an alchemist to help him further his evil ambitions. Brilliantly recreating the splendour and pageantry of Elizabethan England, with Shakespeare, Walter Ralegh and Elizabeth herself among its characters, "Kenilworth" (1821) is a compelling depiction of intrigue, power struggles and superstition in a bygone age.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140436549
ISBN-10: 0140436545
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 23mm)
Pages: 528
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 28-Jan-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sir Walter Scott

Walter Scott (1771-1832) was an extremely influential novelist, establishing the form of the historical novel and the short story. He wrote both dramas and novels, including The Antiquary and The Tale of Old Mortality. J. H. Alexander is currently Reader in English at the Unversity of Aberdeen and has published critical studies of Walter Scott's poetry. For the Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels he has also edited The Bride of Lammermoor and A Legend of the Wars of Montrose.

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