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Encyclopedia > Chronicles of the Canongate

Chronicles of the Canongate was a series of books by Sir Walter Scott, published in the late 1820s. They are named after the Canongate, in Edinburgh. Portrait of Sir Walter Scott, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time. ... Events and Trends Nationalistic independence movements helped reshape the world during this decade: Greece declares independence from the Ottoman Empire (1821). ... The Canongate is a small district at the heart of Scotlands capital city. ...

There were two series -

  • 1st series, The Highland Widow, The Two Drovers and The Surgeon's Daughter (1827) (Short stories)
  • 2nd series, The Fair Maid of Perth (1828) (novel)



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