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Description - Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott

Set within a framing narrative told by Chrystal Croftangry, these three stories are set in the years following the Jacobite defeat and all feature characters who are leaving Scotland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In 'The Highland Widow' and The Two Drovers', two young men find themselves torn between traditional Scottish loyalties and the opportunities offered by England. And 'The Surgeon's Daughter' follows three young Scots to India during the first phase years of the British Empire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140439892
ISBN-10: 0140439897
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 27mm)
Pages: 480
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sir Walter Scott

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Walter Scott (1771-1832) is credited with establishing the form of the historical novel. Claire Lamont is Professor of English Romantic Literature at University of Newcastle and series editor for Walter Scott in Penguin Classics.

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