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Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright. Although he was an advocate and legal administrator by profession, Scott is most famous for his great literary works and activities in the Royal Highland Society. Inspired by the story of the Battle of the North Inch, The Fair Maid of Perth is set in Perth, Saint Johns Town, and several other parts of Scotland in the early fifteenth century. It tells the story of Catharine Glover, the fair maid of the title and the daughter of a local glovemaker. While being in love with Henry Gow, the armorer, she also catches the eye of the Duke of Rothesay. When Gow interrupts an attempted abduction, he becomes drawn into royal intrigues and highland feud.
Tins collection brings together Jane Austens earliest experiments in the art of fiction and novels that she left incomplete at the time of her premature death in 1817. Her fragmentary juvenilia show Austen developing her own sense of narrative form whilst parodying popular kinds of fiction of her day. Lady Susan is a wickedly funny epistolary novel about a captivating but unscrupulous widow seeking to snare husbands for her daughter and herself. The Watsons explores themes of family relationships, the marriage market, and attitudes to rank, which became the hallmarks of her major novels. In Sanditon, Austen exercises fashionable seaside resort. These novels are here joined by shorter fictions that survive in Austens manuscripts, including critically acclaimed works like Catharine, Love and Freindship, and The History of England.