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Antiquary by Sir Walter Scott
Book DescriptionThe third of the Waverley Novels is dominated by two old men, Jonathan Oldbuck (the Antiquary of the title) and the beggar Edie Ochiltree. Together they apply their knowledge of the past to sort out the confusion of the present, and in doing so restore the fortunes of ancient houses. This was Scott's favourite among his novels, and presents a quizzical and amusing view of the profession of history and, by implication, of Scott's own practice as writer and collector.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748605378
(216mm x 138mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jul-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Sir Walter Scott
David Hewitt was Regius Chalmers Professor of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen and is Editor-in-chief of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels.
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