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Waverley Novel Illustrations: "Ivanhoe" (1819)

The Waverley Novels were a series of novels written by the great Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832). Amongst this series of novels were many which people today might recognise: … 85 more words

18th Century

Storytelling – What Makes a Story Great?

What is it about a story that makes it compelling? Is it the characters? Is it the plot? Is it the element of surprise? Is it the challenges? 756 more words


Sir Walter Scott, the Historical Romance, and the Creation of a National Identity - Part II

Last Tuesday, we had our first look at how Sir Walter Scott perfected the “formula” for historical romance while creating a national identity.  

Sir Walter Scott’s fiction quite often uses the plot devices of inheritance and lineage. 2,349 more words

British History

What is goin' on?

Hey guys. Sorry I missed speaking with you last week. I was editing on this…

Final Cut X (or 10). This is not my project btw – just a jpeg of Final Cut I found on Google.

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Two I-4 Ramps In Downtown Orlando To Close Permanently Due To Interstate Redesign

You’ve seen the construction equipment starting to collect along I-4, and if you pass the Maitland Blvd or Kirkman Rd exits, you’ve seen the cranes looming over the roadway. 154 more words


Sir Walter Scott, the Historical Romance, and the Creation of a National Identity - Part I

Walter Scott was the first great writer to recognize the potential of historical romance as a “dramatic narration of national history, a modern commercial equivalent of the old national epic. 1,097 more words

British History

Thorn amongst roses.

Lately there seems to be always more women around than men. It shows up especially at birthday parties. Of course in the age group of people in the range of 65 to 85, many men have carked it.  681 more words

Gerard Oosterman