Sir Walter Scott's "The Monastery: a Romance" is a historical novel first published in 1820. Set during the reign of Mary, Queen of Scots, it is one of Scott's "Tales from Benedictine Sources" and follows the lives of the Glendinning boys. Highly recommended for those who have read and enjoyed other books in the famous Waverley Novels series. Contents include: "Introduction-(1830.)", "Introductory Epistle", "Answer by 'The Author of Waverley", "The Monastery", "Chapters the First", "Chapter the Second", "Chapter the Third", etc. Many vintage books such as this had been becoming increasingly rare or expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.