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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(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Author Biography - Sir Walter Scott
The late Douglas S. Mack was formerly Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Stirling.