The Bride of Lammermoor

The Bride of Lammermoor

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by Walter Scott
     
 

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This is a story of national change and personal tragedy. For Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood, acts of heroism are thwarted and love is doomed by social, political and historical division. This edition restores the action to the years of uncertainty and political flux before the Union of Scotland and England in 1707, rather than after, as Scott's later revision had

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This is a story of national change and personal tragedy. For Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood, acts of heroism are thwarted and love is doomed by social, political and historical division. This edition restores the action to the years of uncertainty and political flux before the Union of Scotland and England in 1707, rather than after, as Scott's later revision had placed it.

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Library Journal
Published in 1819 and 1824, respectively, these titles are typical of Scott's historical soap operas involving revenge, kidnapping, love, political turmoil, and what have you. To help readers understand the Scottish dialect in Scott's writing, these include glossaries as well as scholarly introductions. Both books are based on Scott's original texts. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
This new edition restores the action of the novel to 1703, before the Union of Scotland and England in 1707, rather than after it, which is where Scott's revisions of 1830 placed it. Critical apparatus includes an account of the textual history of the novel, explanatory notes, a list of verbal changes from the first-edition text, and a glossary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140436563
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,397,281
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Walter Scott (1771-1832) published several volumes of poetry and turned down the offer of the laureateship before concentrating on fiction. He is credited with establishing the form of the historical novel. Kathryn Sutherland is a reader in English at St Anne's College, Oxford. Claire Lamont, Advisory Editor, is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle.

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