The Pirate (novel)
:"The Pirate is also the title of novels by
Harold Robbinsand Frederick Marryat"
infobox Book |
name = The Pirate
language = English, Lowland Scots
publisher = Constable and Co.
release_date = December 1821
media_type = Print (Hardback)
The Fortunes of Nigel
"The Pirate" is an 1821 novel by
Walter Scott, based roughly on the life of John Gowwho features as Capt. Cleveland [Warren S. Walker, "A 'Scottish Cooper' for an 'American Scott'", 537; John Robert Moore, "Defoe and Scott," 729.] . The novel is set mainly in Shetland. It was one of the Waverley Novels.
The arrival of Cleveland spoils Mordaunt's relationship with the Troil girls, and soon a bitter rivalry grows between the two. Minna falls in love with Cleveland, not knowing much about his true profession. Brenda however is in love with Mordaunt. The pirates capture the Troils, and after an encounter with the
frigate"Halcyon" are freed. Brenda and Mordaunt are reunited, and Minna and Clement parted.
Characters in "The Pirate"
* Captain Clement Cleveland - English
* Claud Halcro -
Poet, admirer of John Dryden
* Basil Mertoun - a
* Mordaunt Mertoun - son of Basil, a handsome youth, tenant of Magnus and friend of Magnus' daughters
* Magnus Troil - Rich man of noble Norse ancestry, daughters Minna & Brenda
* Ulla Troil - Mad relative of Magnus, also known as "Norna of the fit-ful head". May have supernatural abilities, or merely believe herself to have them.
* Triptolemus Yellowby -
Yorkshirefactor, sent to improve Shetland agriculture
* [http://www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk/works/novels/pirate.html "The Pirate"] at [http://www.walterscott.lib.ed.ac.uk/ Walter Scott Digital Archive] , the
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