Tale of Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott
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Tale of Old Mortality
By Sir Walter Scott

The Tale of Old Mortality

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Tale of Old Mortality by Sir Walter Scott

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The Tale of Old Mortality describes the lives - and often violent deaths - the hopes, and the struggles, of the Covenanters in late seventeenth-century Scotland. A tale of extremism, bigotry and cruelty, it is redeemed by its characters' courage and loyalty, and their passionate belief in religious and civil liberty. Considered to be one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, its influence pervades European writing from Stendhal to Tolstoy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780748604432
ISBN-10: 074860443X
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Pages: 522
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 6-Aug-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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The late Douglas S. Mack was formerly Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Stirling.

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