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Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Book DescriptionRob Roy is set in 1715, but it is less concerned with the Jacobite Rising than with the economic and political conditions which brought it about, and the remarkable entrepreneurial spirit of the new Hanoverian capitalists which resisted it. It celebrates the freebooting daring of the hero's father in the City of London and the robust balancing of generosity and selfish calculation which is required in successful enterprise, and which motivates one of Scott's most lively creations, the Glasgow merchant Baillie Nicol Jarvie. Rob Roy is nominally a retrospective autobiography written by Frank Osbaldistone and is suffused with a sense of loss both personal and cultural. The personal is the loss of his wife Diana; the cultural is epitomised in Rob Roy who is the hunted victim of a society richer and more powerful than his own. The text is based upon the first edition, corrected with readings from the manuscript, and is supported by comprehensive historical and explanatory annotation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748605699
(216mm x 138mm x 38mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir Walter Scott
Rob Roy, Paperback (August 2017)
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 (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
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
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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