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Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Book DescriptionWith a Superb historical novel set in the late seventeenth century, Rob Roy is also an adventure story. Using his favourite device of contrasting characters and places, Scott sets romantic rural Scotland against the prosaic cities of Glasgow and London. In his tragic portrait of Rob Roy MacGregor, he shows the feudal world of the Highlands withering away under the onslaught of new commercial and political realities. With his own sympathies equally balanced, he is perfectly quipped to portray the struggle between them. Rob Roy has been made into a film, starring Liam Neeson, John Hurt, Jessica Lange, Tim Roth and Eric Stolpz.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857152104
(210mm x 135mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 25-May-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Sir Walter Scott
Rob Roy, Paperback / softback (June 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 / 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
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
Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh on 15 August 1777. He was educated in Edinburgh and called to the bar in 1792, succeeding his father as Writer to the Signet, then Clerk of Session. He published anonymous translations of German Romantic poetry from 1797, in which year he also married. In 1805 he published his first major work, a romantic poem called The Lay of the Last Minstrel, became a partner in a printing business, and several other long poems followed, including Marmion (1808) and The Lady of the Lake (1810). These poems found acclaim and great popularity, but from 1814 and the publication of Waverley, Scott turned almost exclusively to novel-writing, albeit anonymously. A hugely prolific period of writing produced over twenty-five novels, including Rob Roy (1817), The Heart of Midlothian (1818), The Bride of Lammermoor (1819), Kenilworth (1821) and Redgauntlet (1824). Already sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire, Scott was created a baronet in 1820. The printing business in which Scott was a partner ran into financial difficulties in 1826, and Scott devoted his energies to work in order to repay the firm's creditors, publishing many more novels, dramatic works, histories and a life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Sir Walter Scott died on 21 September 1832 at Abbotsford, the home he had built on the Scottish Borders.
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