A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by Sir Walter Scott, the inventor and greatest practitioner of the historical novel. Titles in this study guide include Ivanhoe, The Heart of Midlothian, and Quentin Durward. As a noteworthy voice of nineteenth century literature, Scott’s writings gave way to a new and vivid telling of history into a recreation of the spirit of the time and events. Moreover, Scott captured the imagination and national pride of a generation of Europe’s politicians. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of Scott’s classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains: - Introductions to the Author and the Work - Character Summaries - Plot Guides - Section and Chapter Overviews - Test Essay and Study Q&As The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.