"Яков Алексеевич - старинной ковки человек: ширококостый, сутуловатый; борода как новый просяной веник,- до обидного похож на того кулака, которого досужие художники рисуют на последних страницах газет"
Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright. Although he was an advocate and legal administrator by profession, Scott is most famous for his great literary works and activities in the Royal Highland Society. "Waverley; Or, Tis Sixty Years Since" is a historical novel, the author's first work of prose also considered his most popular historical novel. It takes place during the uprising of the Jacobite uprising of 1745, supporters of the feudal dynasty of the Stuarts against bourgeois England. The book unfolds a picture of the recent past, which retained a strong connection with Walter Scott's present when it was still possible to meet witnesses of those events.