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A novel by Sir W. Scott, published 1831, the year before the author's death. This was one of the Tales of my Landlord, 4th series, the last of the Waverley novels. It was written in ill health and betrays the decline of his powers. The novel, set in the 11th‐cent. First Crusade, was unfinished when he left for Italy in search of health. The ending was produced by Lockhart after the departure of Scott. The work is confused and rambling, but also has examples of grotesqueries unparalleled elsewhere in his work.

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