Description - The Monastery by Sir Walter Scott
Set on the eve of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, this book is a blend of local history, supernatural events, theological conflict, and humour. Located in the lawless Scottish borders, the novel depicts a monastery on the verge of dissolution and the fortunes of two brothers as they respond to the sense of a new social order. A talking-point when the work was first published, the mysterious spectral White Lady, guardian of the magical Black Book, still intrigues readers. A strong comic element Is provided by Sir Piercie Shafton with his absurd linguistic mannerisms fashionable at the English court.
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(216mm x 138mm x 23mm)
Edinburgh University Press
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Penny Fielding is Senior Lecturer in English and Scottish Literature at the University of Edinburgh and one of the General Editors of the New Edinburgh Edition of the Collected Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. Her books include Scotland and the Fictions of Geography: North Britain 1760-1830 (CUP, 2008) and Writing and Orality: Nationality, Culture and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Fiction (OUP, 1996) as well as an edition of Scott's The Monastery for the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels (Edinburgh EUP, 2000).