Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott
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Fair Maid of Perth
By Sir Walter Scott

The Fair Maid of Perth

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Fair Maid of Perth by Sir Walter Scott

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The Fair Maid of Perth centres on the merchant classes of Perth in the fourteenth century, and their commitment to the pacific values of trade, in a bloody and brutal era in which no right to life is recognised, and in which the Scottish nobles fight for control of the weak Scottish monarchy, and clans are prepared to extinguish each other to gain supremacy in the central Highlands. It is a remarkable novel, in part because late in his career Scott has a new subject, and in part because he employs a spare narrative style that is without parallel in the rest of his oeuvre. Far too many critics, from his son-in-law J.G. Lockhart to the present day, have written off late Scott, and seen his last works as evidence of failing powers. The readers of this edition of The Fair Maid of Perth will see that these critics are mistaken, for in it we witness a luminous creative intelligence working at high pressure to produce a tightly organised and deeply moving novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748605859
ISBN-10: 0748605851
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 532
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Wendy s back, and as flustered as ever, in this sequel to her hit art world satire."

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Author Biography - Sir Walter Scott

Andrew Hook is Emeritus Bradley Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow.

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