1905. 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. Dark omens shadow the romance of Edgar, Master of Ravenwood, and Lucy Ashton, daughter of the man who through force dispossessed the Ravenwood family of their ancestral home. Scott's gothic romance weaves the personal and historic in a tale of love and revenge set amidst the political factionalism of Scotland after the Act of Union of 1707. See the many other works by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.