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The Siege of Malta and Bizarro

Walter Scott and J. H. Alexander


The Siege of Malta and Bizarro are Scott's final works, written in Malta and Italy at the end of 1831 and the beginning of 1832. Although extracts from The Siege of Malta have been published, this is the first complete edition. Bizarro has not been available in print until now. The Siege of Malta begins as a novel but ends as a historical account of the extraordinary defence of Malta by the Order of St John of Jerusalem and their Maltese helpers against much larger Muslim forces. It is an epic tale of endurance, resulting in inevitable defeat for some of the Knights, and for the rest, in the m ... More

Keywords: Siege of Malta, Bizarro, Sir Walter Scott, Malta, Italy, St John, Calabrian brigand, Naples, Neapolitan history, violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780748624874
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter Scott, author

J. H. Alexander, author