The Lady of the Lake

By: Scott, Sir Walter; Lang, Andrew

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Minor wear to corners, ink gift note on front endpaper. 1899 Hard Cover. xxx, 235 pp. 8vo. Scott's classic poem, with an introduction by Andrew Lang, and illustrations by C.E. Brock. The Lady of the Lake is a narrative poem by Sir Walter Scott, first published in 1810. Set in the Trossachs region of Scotland, it is composed of six cantos, each of which concerns the action of a single day. The poem has three main plots: the contest among three men, Roderick Dhu, James Fitz-James, and Malcolm Graeme, to win the love of Ellen Douglas; the feud and reconciliation of King James V of Scotland and James Douglas; and a war between the lowland Scots (led by James V) and the highland clans (led by Roderick Dhu of Clan Alpine). The poem was tremendously influential in the nineteenth century, and did much to inspire the Highland Revival. By the late twentieth century, however, the poem was virtually forgotten. Its influence is thus indirect: Schubert's Ave Maria, Rossini's La donna del lago (1819), the racist custom of cross burning, the last name of U.S. abolitionist Frederick Douglass, and the song 'Hail to the Chief' were all inspired by the poem. It shares its name with the Arthurian character the Lady of the Lake, but other allusions to the legend are scant.

Title: The Lady of the Lake

Author: Scott, Sir Walter; Lang, Andrew

Illustrator: Brock, C.E.

Categories: Poetry, British & Irish, Early Imprints, Trade & Signed Bindings,

Edition: Reissue

Publisher: Boston: L.C. Page & Company: 1899

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2129886

Keywords: CLASSICS LITERATURE LADY OF LAKE SIR WALTER SCOTT POEMS POETRY FAMOUS POETS POETIC POETICAL WORKS VERSE,