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Encyclopedia > The Bride of Lammermoor

The Bride of Lammermoor is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Scotland in the reign of Queen Anne. It forms, along with A Legend of Montrose, the 3rd series of Scott's Tales of My Landlord; the two novels were published together in 1819. The story recounts the tragic love of Edgar, Master of Ravenswood, with Lucy Ashton, the daughter of Ravenswood's enemy Sir William Ashton. Sir William's wife, Lady Ashton, is the villain of the piece, haughty and manipulative; Caleb Balderstone, an eccentric old Ravenswood family retainer, provides some comic relief. The story is fictional, but was based (Scott tells us) on an actual incident in the history of the Stair family. For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ... Anne Queen of Great Britain and Ireland Anne (6 February 1665–1 August 1714), became Queen of England and Scotland on 8 March 1702. ... 1819 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...

The novel was taken as the basis for Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor. Categories: People stubs | 1797 births | 1848 deaths | Opera composers | Romantic composers | Italian composers | People born in Bergamo, Italy ... Lucia di Lammermoor is an opera in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti. ...

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Lucia di Lammermoor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1139 words)
Lucia di Lammermoor is an operatic dramma tragico in three acts by Gaetano Donizetti.
The libretto, by Salvatore Cammarano, is based on Scott’s novel The Bride of Lammermoor.
The French version of Lucia di Lammermoor was commissioned for the Théâtre de la Renaissance in Paris and opened on August 6, 1839.
Bride of Lammermoor by Sir Walter Scott (177 words)
A lady, very nearly connected with the family, told the Author that she had conversed on the subject with one of the brothers of the bride, a mere lad at the time, who had ridden before his sister to church.
He said her hand, which lay on his as she held her arm around his waist, was as cold and damp as marble.
The bride and bridegroom retired as usual, when of a sudden the most wild and piercing cries were heard from the nuptial chamber.
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