Definition of Walter Scott from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Walter Scott

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(1771-1832) a Scottish author and poet. Most of his poetry and his historical novels are based on the traditions and history of Scotland, especially the border region. His most famous poems include The Lay of the Last Minstrel and The Lady of the Lake, and his best-known novels include Waverley, Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. All were extremely popular during his life and influenced writers in Britain and Europe. Scott was made a baronet in 1820. see also Waverley novels