Sir Walter Scott Appreciation discussion

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10 books in 1 year challenge > Rosemarie's Platinum (Final Year)

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message 1: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
I will try to finish this challenge by using my own books as much as possible.


message 3: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 1: Wie Uli der Knecht glücklich wird

This book is set in rural Switzerland and tells the story of a young farm worker who learns the value of hard work and a trust in God.
And is rewarded for it.


message 4: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 2: The Prime Minister

This is the fifth book in the Palliser series. I enjoyed the book overall but found the Emily very annoying towards the end as she wallowed in a combination of self pity and stubborn pride.


message 5: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 3: The Second Jungle Book

I thought the first jungle book was good, but this one was much better. I really enjoyed all the stories in the collection.


message 6: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 4 and first Walter Scott book:

Old Mortality

I enjoyed this one overall, but it not my favourite.


message 7: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 5: Wives and Daughters

This book started slowly but just kept getting better and better as the book progressed. I really enjoyed it.


message 8: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Second Walter Scott book:

Marmion

This long poem was easy to read and very enjoyable.


message 9: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) | 319 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "Second Walter Scott book:

Marmion

This long poem was easy to read and very enjoyable."


You are doing really well with Scott and have raced ahead of me. I hope to keep working away at his works over the years ahead.


message 10: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
I hadn't read any of his books before starting the challenge. They are a wonderful discovery.


message 11: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) | 319 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "I hadn't read any of his books before starting the challenge. They are a wonderful discovery."

For me too. I always look for his books at second-hand sales now.


message 12: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
My husband has started reading some of Scott's books as well.


message 13: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) | 319 comments Mod
That’s great. I am so glad the group has blessed you both.


message 14: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
😊


message 15: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 6: Konrad Wallenrod by Adam Mickiewicz

This is an epic poem set in Lithuania during the time of the Teutonic Order of Knights, translated from the Polish.


message 16: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 7: Canti by Giacomo Leopardi

A collection of excellent poems.


message 17: by Rosemarie (last edited Jul 16, 2019 11:41AM) (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 8: book: The Professor

This book was a more enjoyable read than Villette.

Book 9: Penthesilea

This book is just as depressing as most of Kleist's works, but a whole lot gorier.


message 18: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Book 10: After London: or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies

This is described as a science fiction novel but has the atmosphere of a coming of age novel set during the times of King Alfred.
Not very exciting but an okay novel.


message 19: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
My third book by Scott is a compilation of short stories, many with an element of the supernatural, and two were sad.
Here is the list of stories that I read:
Wandering Willie's Tale
Chronicles of the Canongate and the Highland Widow
The Two Drovers
My Aunt Margaret's Mirror
The tapestried chamber (Illustrated): Death of the Laird's Jock


message 20: by Tracey (new)

Tracey (traceyrb) | 319 comments Mod
Rosemarie wrote: "My third book by Scott is a compilation of short stories, many with an element of the supernatural, and two were sad.
Here is the list of stories that I read:
[book:Wandering Willie's Tale|22701392..."


Well done Rosemarie. It has been a pleasure doing these challenges with you.


message 21: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Thanks, Tracey.


message 22: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Walter Scott Book # 4:

Guy Mannering

My new favourite.
The plot moves rapidly, there is a wide cast of interesting characters and the ending is perfect.


message 23: by Lori (new)

Lori Goshert (lori_laleh) | 46 comments I liked it a lot too, though I've forgotten the details. You may also enjoy The Pirate. I think that's my favorite for similar reasons.


message 24: by Rosemarie (new)

Rosemarie | 270 comments Mod
Thanks for the recommendation, Lori.


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