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The talisman

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This edition published in by Ginn in Boston.

Written in English

453 pages

Through a series of adventures, a poor but doughty Scottish crusader known as Sir Kenneth proves his honor and discovers his destiny in Sir Walter Scott's tale of chivalry, violence, virtue, romance, and deceit.

Sir Walter Scott writes wonderfully enjoyable historical fiction. He first ventured into this realm in 1814 with the novel, Waverley which was published anonymously as Scott's first venture into prose fiction and possibly the first-ever historical novel. His subsequent novels came to be called Waverley novels, including this story. The Talisman is the middle in the trilogy about one of England's most popular kings ~~ King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted), which begins with The Betrothed and concludes with Ivanhoe.

There are many times Scott (through his characters) gets a bit carried away in song and verse, but if you can overlook (or skim through!) these, it's a fine adventure story about the Third Crusade. Some might say the history is a bit fanciful, some might even say it's more fantasy than history. Well, never mind, standards were different then. Indeed, Scott rather set the standard as it were. It is true he was a staunch Protestant and thought most of the problems with the period had to do with Roman Catholicism, and could be cured by the Reformation, but we're all entitled to our opinions, especially when it's your book.

All that said, if you haven't read it, it's worth the reading from the perspective of Scott's perspective, even if it weren't a rollicking good tale, which it is!--booklady (goodreads)

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The Talisman (Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels)
January 15, 2008, Edinburgh University Press
Hardcover in English
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The Talisman
June 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
Audio CD in English - Unabridged edition
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The Talisman
June 1, 2007, Blackstone Audio Inc.
CD-ROM in English - Unabridged edition
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The Talisman (Clear Print)
September 20, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English
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Talisman
July 12, 2006, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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Talisman (Large Print Edition)
July 12, 2006, BiblioBazaar
Paperback in English
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The Talisman (Large Print)
June 5, 2006, Echo Library
Paperback in English - Largeprint edition
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The Talisman
November 1, 2005, Cosimo Classics
Paperback in English
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The Talisman
June 30, 2005, Dodo Press
Paperback in English
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The Talisman
December 2005, North Books
Hardcover in English
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The Talisman
December 2005, North Books
Hardcover in English - Lrg edition
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The Talisman
2005, eBooksLib
E-book in English
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The Talisman: The Works Of Sir Walter Scott
March 31, 2004, Kessinger Publishing
Paperback in English
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The Talisman
September 1, 2003, Wildside Press
Paperback in English
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The Talisman
November 1, 2002, Borgo Press
Hardcover in English
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The Talisman
December 2002, IndyPublish.com
Paperback in English
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The Talisman: Library Edition
February 2002, Blackstone Audiobooks
Audio Cassette in English - Unabridged edition
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The Talisman
December 2002, IndyPublish.com
Hardcover in English
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The talisman
2000, Pensacola Christian College
in English
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The Talisman
October 1999, Classic Publishers
Library binding in English
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The Talisman
October 1991, Everymans Library
in English
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The Talisman
April 1, 1988, Books on Tape, Inc.
Audio Cassette
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The Talisman
February 26, 1981, Penguin (Non-Classics)
Paperback
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The Talisman
February 26, 1981, Penguin (Non-Classics)
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The talisman.
1972, Heritage Press
in English
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Richard Cœur de Lion.
1970, Édito-Service]; distribué par le Cercle du bibliophile [Évreux
in French / français
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Richard Cœur de Lion
1969, Cercle du bibliophile
in French / français
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The talisman
1943, Dodd, Mead & Company
in English
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The talisman
1935, J.M. Dent & Sons, Ltd., Dutton & Co., Inc.
in English
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The talisman
1930, T. Nelson
in English
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The talisman
1929, Dodd, Mead & Company
in English
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The talisman: a tale of the crusaders
1928, Ginn and company
in English
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The talisman: a tale of the crusaders
1927, Houghton Mifflin Company
in English
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The Talisman: abridged edition for schools.
1926, Macmillan
in Undetermined
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Der Talisman: ein historischer Roman
1924, G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung
in German / Deutsch
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The talisman: a tale of the crusades
1915, T.C. & E.C. Jack
in English
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The Talisman: A Romance
June 1912, The Macmillan Company
Hardcover - 8th reprint of 1st Macmillan ed, November 1904
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Der Talisman
1910, [s.n.]
in German / Deutsch
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Ṭelīsamena, athavā, Tāvīja
1909, Unāiṭeda Printiṅga eṇḍa Janarala Ejensī Kampanī
Microform in Gujarati - Āvr̥tti 1.
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Talisman: with introduction and notes.
1904, Macmillan
in English
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The talisman.
1904, Macmillan
in English
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The talisman.
1904, Nelson
in English
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The talisman: a romance
1904, The Macmillan company, Macmillan & Co. ltd.
in English
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The talisman.
1900, Adam & Charles Black
in English - Library ed.
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The talisman
1900, Collins
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The talisman: a tale of the crusaders
1899, American Book Company
in English
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The talisman.
1899, J. M. Dent, CharlesScribner's
in English - Temple ed.
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The talisman
1899, A. and C. Black
in English
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The Talisman
1898, Ginn & Company
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The talisman: a tale of the Crusades ; and the Chronicles of Canongate.
1897, Adam & Charles Black
in English - Victoria ed.
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The talisman: a tale of the crusaders
1894, D. Estes & Company
in English
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The talisman
1894, A. & C. Black
in English
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The talisman.
1894, Nimmo
in English
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The talisman
1894, J.C. Nimmo
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The talisman
1886, Ginn
in English
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The talisman: a tale of the Crusaders, and Chronicles of the Canongate
1876, G. Routledge
in English - New ed., with the author's notes
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Cover of: The talisman
The talisman: a tale of the crusaders ; and the Chronicles of Canongate.
1871, Adam & Charles Black
in English - Centenary ed.
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Richard en Palestine
1843, Furne, Gosselin
in French / français
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Richard en Palestine
1843, Furne, Gosselin
in French / français
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The talisman
1800, Harper & Bros.
in English
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Talisman
Publish date unknown, Books On Tape
Audio Cassette
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The talisman
Publish date unknown, Collins
in English
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The talisman
Publish date unknown, Educational Book Co
in English

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The Talisman

A Romance

First published in 1800



Work Description

Through a series of adventures, a poor but doughty Scottish crusader known as Sir Kenneth proves his honor and discovers his destiny in Sir Walter Scott's tale of chivalry, violence, virtue, romance, and deceit.

Sir Walter Scott writes wonderfully enjoyable historical fiction. He first ventured into this realm in 1814 with the novel, Waverley which was published anonymously as Scott's first venture into prose fiction and possibly the first-ever historical novel. His subsequent novels came to be called Waverley novels, including this story. The Talisman is the middle in the trilogy about one of England's most popular kings ~~ King Richard I (the Lion-Hearted), which begins with The Betrothed and concludes with Ivanhoe.

There are many times Scott (through his characters) gets a bit carried away in song and verse, but if you can overlook (or skim through!) these, it's a fine adventure story about the Third Crusade. Some might say the history is a bit fanciful, some might even say it's more fantasy than history. Well, never mind, standards were different then. Indeed, Scott rather set the standard as it were. It is true he was a staunch Protestant and thought most of the problems with the period had to do with Roman Catholicism, and could be cured by the Reformation, but we're all entitled to our opinions, especially when it's your book.

All that said, if you haven't read it, it's worth the reading from the perspective of Scott's perspective, even if it weren't a rollicking good tale, which it is!--booklady (goodreads)

The talisman

This edition published in by Ginn in Boston.


Edition Notes

Series
Classics for children
Genre
Fiction.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PR5322 .T3 1886

The Physical Object

Pagination
xi, 453 p. ;
Number of pages
453

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL19361401M
Internet Archive
talisman00scot

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