15 August 1771 - 21 September 1832
The great Scottish poet and writer of historical romances, phenomenally popular in his time. While generally leery of literary supernaturalism—Scott lays out his beliefs on the subject in a lengthy essay, famous for its attack on E. T. A. Hoffmann—he produced a few Gothic or quasi-Gothic tales as well as several works in the "light Gothic" mode. Even his mainstream novels often reveal an indebtedness to Gothic motifs: secret identity, revenge, enduring hatreds, persecuted heroines and remote settings are commonly encountered in Scott's works.
The Walter Scott Digital Archive
A rich site for the Scott enthusiast: a substantial biography, synopses of his works, an impressive image collection, an annotated bibliography of recent Scott-related publications, links, and more. The creators of this site express their hope that "in time this website will become the main source of information on the life and work of Sir Walter Scott on the web" - but forget the "in time" part; it's already the premier Scott site. [Dept. of Special Collections, Edinburgh U Library]Sir Walter Scott
Overview, contextual information, discussions and more. [VictorianWeb]Biographical essay
[Nathan Uglow, U Reading; Literary Encyclopedia]Biographical note
[Writing Scotland; BBC]Biographical note
[Lucid Café]Brief biographical note
[Famous Scots]Brief biographical note
[Columbia Encyclopedia, Bartleby]Biographical note
[Wikipedia]Brief biographical note
[Gothic Labyrinth]Brief biographical note
[Peter Landry, Biographies]Brief biographical note
[John W. Cousins, A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature, 1910]Sir Walter Scott
A list of Scott etextsThe Life of Sir Walter Scott by J. G. Lockhart  (1.6MB)
[The Authors Calendar]Brief biographical note
[Scottish Writers on the Internet]Scott Hyper-Concordance
Part of the The Victorian Literary Studies Archive, this concordance allows you to search etexts of several of Scott's works, including The Bride of Lammermoor.Bibliography
[National Portrait Gallery, London]
(Princeton U Library)
A detail from
Sir Edwin Landseer's
A Scene at Abbotsford (1827)
An Apology for Tales of Terror 
An etext of this extremely rare volume edited by Scott, which contains nine poems, many of the translations from German sources, all important works in the Gothic tradition. This web edition, edited by Prof. Douglass H. Thomson of Georgia Southern U, features a helpful introduction (including an important discussion of the "Scottish-German nexus" in the Gothic tradition), annotations, and illustrations. Highly recommended.
The Black Dwarf
The Bride of Lammermoor
- at Project Gutenberg
- at Lammermoor Communications
-- discussion of this story [Nathan Uglow, U Reading; Literary Encyclopedia]
"The Fortunes of Martin Walbeck"
An excerpt from Scott's 1816 novel The Antiquary.
Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft [1829-1847]
- at BlackMask: HTML or PDF
- at Internet Sacred Text Archive
-- brief discussion of this work [Walter Scott Digital Archive]
"My Aunt Margaret's Mirror"
"On the Supernatural in Fictitious Composition"
- at LitGothic
An excerpt (the first 8 pages, so far), with explanatory notes.-- For a substantive discussion of Scott's essay as it pertains to E. T. A. Hoffmann, see Chapter 2 of Petra Bauer's 1999 doctoral thesis The Reception of E.T.A. Hoffmann in 19th Century Britain (scroll or search for " 2.2" and note the space before the first "2").
"The Two Drovers"
This tale is Chapter 2 of Scott's Chronicles of the Canongate. [Literature Classics]
"The Tapestried Chamber"
This tale, published in 1828, is a very close imitation of "The Story of an Apparition," a brief ghost story published in Blackwood's ten years earlier by an author identified only as "A. B."
"Wandering Willie's Tale" 
An excerpt from Scott's Waverly novel Redgauntlet — a work which Scott originally titled The Witch, before reducing the supernatural element to this single inset tale.
"The Wild Hunstmen" (aka "The Chase")
- Scott's translation of Bürger's "Der Wilde Jager" ("The Wild Hunstman"), from Matthew Lewis' Tales of Wonder (1796)