The Pirate (novel)

:"The Pirate is also the title of novels by Harold Robbins and Frederick Marryat"

infobox Book |
name = The Pirate

author = Walter Scott
cover_artist =
country = Scotland
language = English, Lowland Scots
series = Waverley Novels
genre = Historical novel
publisher = Constable and Co.
release_date = December 1821
media_type = Print (Hardback)
pages =
isbn =
preceded_by = Kenilworth
followed_by = The Fortunes of Nigel

"The Pirate" is an 1821 novel by Walter Scott, based roughly on the life of John Gow who 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.

Plot summary

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 buccaneer, shipwreck survivor
* Claud Halcro - Poet, admirer of John Dryden
* Basil Mertoun - a misanthrope and recluse
* 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 - Yorkshire factor, sent to improve Shetland agriculture


External links

* [ "The Pirate"] at [ Walter Scott Digital Archive] , the University of Edinburgh library

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