One of the main forces in early 19th century literature, Sir Walter Scott
was not only among the greatest novelists of his time, but influenced
generations of writers, including literary giants such as Stendhal and
Tolstoy. Though chiefly remembered for his historical epics Ivanhoe, Rob
Roy, and Guy Mannering, Scott penned a number of short stories which have
been unjustly eclipsed by the enduring fame of his longer works. This
volume brings together some of Scott’s best short stories, each containing
an element of the supernatural—a ghostly apparition in The Tapestried
Chamber, a tale of magic in My Aunt Margaret’s Mirror, grotesque
diablerie in Wandering Willie’s Tale, the power of second sight in The
Two Drovers, and the inevitability of Fate in The Highland Widow—all
revealing the author’s great talent in the shorter fiction form.

Walter Scott, Sir—The Supernatural Short Stories Of Walter Scott

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