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Walter Scott’s

Eileen Dunlop

Published in: Paperback.
By: Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2019
Price: £5.95
ISBN 9781906841386

Set in the aftermath of the 1707 Union of the Parliaments, Sir Walter Scott’s romantic tragedy The Bride of Lammermoor (1819) conveys the anxiety of a fractured Scottish society through the ill-fated romance of two young lovers, Edgar and Lucy. With its heady gothic mixture of history, fiction, humour, romance, and the supernatural, The Bride of Lammermoor is both intriguing and entertaining, and an ideal text for further study.

Eileen Dunlop’s SCOTNOTE explores and explains the historical, social and political background of this influential novel, and is suitable for senior school pupils and undergraduate students.


  • The Life of Walter Scott
  • Scott’s Poetry and Prose
  • The Bride of Lammermoor: A Gothic Novel?
  • Time, Place and the Supernatural
  • Structure and Language
  • The Framing Narrative: Characters and Theme
  • Summary of Chapters 2–35
  • Characters in The Bride of Lammermoor
  • Conclusion
  • Further Reading


Last updated 30 April 2019.