This is Sir Walter Scott's 1828 novel, "The Fair Maid of Perth". Inspired by the uncanny story of the Battle of the North Inch, it tells the tale of Catherine Glover, a glove maker's daughter who kisses an armorer called Henry Smith on Valentine's day during his sleep. However, a duke has his sights set on Catherine and an abduction attempt ensues. Complete with royal intrigue and feuding clans, "The Fair Maid of Perth" will not disappoint fans of Scott's fantastic work. Many vintage books such as this had been becoming increasingly rare or expensive. This volume is now republished in a readily available, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.