1906. Sir Walter Scott was a master of diverse talents. He was a man of letters, a dedicated historian and historiographer, a well-read translator of foreign texts, and a talented poet. Deriving most of his material from his native Scotland, its history and its legends, Scott invented and mastered what we know today as the historical novel. First published in 1816 in the aftermath of Waterloo, The Antiquary deals with the problem of how to understand the past in order to enable the future. See the many other works by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.