Sir Walter Scott (from a painting by Henry Raeburn)

Sir Walter Scott is one of the greatest novelists of the 19th Century, having invented the genre of the historical novel almost single-handedly. His series of novels, known as theWaverly Novels, were the inspiration for the opera,Lucia di Lammermoor, the popularization of the legendary heroes Rob Roy, Ivanhoe and Robin Hood and the resurgence of Scottish Culture and National Heritage. Tartan, bagpipe music, country dancing and Scottish country walks all rose in favour following the success of his books.

Scott's house in Castle Street, Edinburgh
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