Born August 15, 1771 in the Scottish
capital Edinburgh. He studied law, he studied Romance languages, had his own law practice. This practice brought Scott
income to not think about daily bread and indulge in creativity. Having achieved wide popularity with romantic poems and ballads, Scott
gave way to lead the poet Byron and switched to prose, in 1814, Mr.. anonymously published his first novel "Waverley". Prior to 1827, Mr.. his novels, including those subsequently won world fame, went without specifying a name. Scott
, in poor health, was characterized by a phenomenal capacity for work: as a rule, he has published at least two novels a year, not counting other printed works. Having in the late 1820-ies. financial collapse, a few years earned his pen is enough to almost completely pay off their debts in excess of 120 thousand pounds sterling (the debt was finally repaid the heirs of the writer).
In life he was an exemplary family man, a good man, sympathetic, tactful, sympathetic. Loved his estate Abbotsford, . be rebuilt in a small castle, like pets, . good meal and the trees (he dropped the whole grove) in the literary battles of his time did not participate in principle, . with all the same parties fighting on both sides, . from Byron to Robert Southey, . maintained straight friendly relations,
. He was an ardent patriot of Scotland. For services to the Fatherland in 1820 Scott
was granted the title of baronet. Walter Scott
died of a heart attack on Sept. 21, 1832.