August 15, 1771: Born, Sir Walter Scott. A hugely popular author in his own lifetime, Scott is generally regarded as the inventor of the historical novel. He did a great deal, as well, to awaken interest in the culture and history of the Scottish Highlands.

The Bride of Lammermoor and Other Works by Sir Walter Scott (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)

The Walter Scott Monument ~ is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott at east Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh. photo by Jeremy Cupp

Sir Walter Scott Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland by Jeremy Cupp. The Sir Walter Scott statue designed by John Steell is located inside the Scott Monument

Abbotsford, home of Sir Walter Scott    I don't need the house to be gigantic, but having architecture such as these would be fantastic to have on it.

Abbotsford House, formerly the residence of historical novelist and poet, Sir Walter Scott, near Melrose, Scotland

Cover of ‘The Lady of the Lake’ by Sir Walter Scott. Published 1910 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company in [Indianapolis archive.org

Cover of ‘The Lady of the Lake’ by Sir Walter Scott. Published 1910 by The Bobbs-Merrill Book cover

The Scots so loved their national poet, Sir Walter Scott, that this monument in Edinburgh, Scotland was built for him.

Sir Walter Scott Monument Edinburgh - a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world. There are 287 steps to the top of the Scott Monument, from where you can enjoy breathtaking views o

Vintage RARE 1800s EDITION of IVANHOE I really enjoyed this book.  It was exciting reading

vintage RARE 1800s EDITION of IVANHOE by sir walter scott may be one of the earlier copies

Vintage RARE Edition of ~ Ivanhoe ~ by Sir Walter Scott ~ This was my introduction to the Historical novel genre. Knights, ladies, Saxons, Normans and the plight of Jewish people in the

The Lady of The Lake Walter Scott Victorian Fine Binding Engravings Antique 1880

The Lady of The Lake Walter Scott Victorian Fine Binding Engravings, 1880 Edition

Front cover from The lady of the lake, by Walter Scott, illustrated by Charles Edmund Brock. London, 1904.  (Source: archive.org)

via Lynne ‏ . Beautiful Book Cover: 'The Lady Of The Lake', by Sir Walter Scott. Illustrated by Charles Edmund

Dryburgh Abbey, Scottish Borders.  Sir Walter Scott is buried here.

[Dryburgh Abbey ruins, near St. Boswells,Scottish Borders, Scotland along the River Treed. The abbey is the burial place of Sir Walter Scott and Field Marshal Earl Haig, the graves are situated through the arches.

Scotts Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland..underneath this there was a Scottish man dressed in a kilt playing the bagpipes!

to go: Scotts Monument, Edinburgh, Scotland.underneath this there was a Scottish man dressed in a kilt playing the bagpipes!

The Writers Museum ~ celebrates the lives of three Scottish writers-Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott & Robert Louis Sevenson, Edinburgh,Scotland

Photograph The Writers Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland by Joe Daniel Price -- The Writers’ Museum celebrates the lives of three great Scottish writers – Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott and Robert Louis Stevenson.

"A sound head, an honest heart, and an humble spirit are the three best guides through time and to eternity." Walter Scott (Isn't he Sir Walter Scott? Give him his title, people.)

Walter Scott quotes - Courtesy of temper, when it is used to veil churlishness of deed, is but a knight's girdle around the breast of a base clown.

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