Anne of Geierstein
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Anne of Geierstein by Sir Walter Scott
Book DescriptionAnne of Geierstein (1829) is set in Central Europe in the fifteenth century, but it is a remarkably modern novel, for the central issues are the political instability and violence that arise from the mix of peoples and the fluidity of European boundaries. With Anne of Geierstein Scott concludes the unfinished historical business of Quentin Durward, working on a larger canvas with broader brush-strokes and generally with more sombre colours. The novel illustrates the darkening of Scott's historical vision in the final part of his career. It is also a remarkable manifestation of the way in which the scope of his imaginative vision continued to expand even as his physical powers declined. This new edition is based upon the first edition but is corrected by recovering from the manuscript about 2000 readings lost in some cases by misreadings of what Scott had written, but in many others from the assumption that those who processed Scott's text knew better than he did. This is the first modern critical edition of what was in its day a remarkably successful novel.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748605866
(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 22-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Set amid the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715, the action-packed story reflects the oppressive social conditions of 18th-century Scotland and offers a stirring vision of the Highlanders' battle for dignity and justice.
Bride of Lammermoor, Paperback / softback (June 2017)
This installment of Scott's Waverly novels takes place in the early 1700s and tells of a doomed romance between a maiden and her family's sworn enemy. Basis for Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor.
Wendy's Revenge, Paperback / softback (November 2016)View all books by Sir Walter Scott
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Author Biography - Sir Walter Scott
J. H. Alexander is Reader Emeritus in English at the University of Aberdeen.
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