Old Mortality [NOOK Book]

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Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the 'killing time'. Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's royalist oppressors, little as he shares the ...
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Overview

Old Mortality (1816), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the 'killing time'. Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's royalist oppressors, little as he shares the Covenanters' extreme religious beliefs. He is torn between his
love for a royalist's granddaughter and his loyalty to his downtrodden countrymen.

As well as being a tale of divided loyalties, the novel is a crucial document in the cultural history of modern Scotland. Scott, himself a supporter of the union between Scotland and England, was trying to exorcise the violent past of a country uncomfortably coming to terms with its status as part of a modern United Kingdom. This novel is in itself a significant political document, in which Scott can be seen to be attempting to create a new centralist Scottish historiography, which is not the
political consensus of his own time, the seventeenth century, or today.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780191611438
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,079,221
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Four

    YES. CREEPEH POSTS AT NIGHT. <p>
    Four prowled the clearing, his icy blue eyes glinting yellow with reflected moonlight eerily. His unsheathed claws clinked metallically against the occasional pebble. A crooked grin striped across his face as if it had been cut there, and he walked in an ominous shambling shuffle. His torn ear lay flat to his head, pinned back to complete the sinister look. Four's tail lashed back and forth through the still night air as he advanced upon Wolfpelt, his gaze crazed and bloodthirsty. He raised a heavily clawed paw above his head and allowed it to begin its descent towards Wolfpelt's throat. <br> A rustle in the bushes, however, stopped him short. Four's attention flicked to the underbrush, and his ears angled to listen carefully. He started as a snarling beast leaped forth, neither cat nor machine. <br> Chernobyl's digital eye as well as her natural one roved the scene before them, her metal-plated and poison-barbed tail clanking as it flicked disdainfully. She stepped forward, her clumsily attached back lion paw scuffing up dust. A wire sparked from her metal shoulder, undoubtedly a stray ci<_>rcuit from the steel forepaw that hung locked in a forward position with long, hooked claws fully extended.<br> Chernobyl blinked at Four, her digital eye flickering to match the other's motion. Padding forward a few more paces, she swiftly dealt him a blow across the muzzle with her other forepaw. <br>This anomaly glowed blue, and a slick surface with mo<_>the<_>rboard patters across it encased the visible bones inside. <p>
    “Snap out of it,” Chernobyl hissed in a machinelike voice. “These are your friends.” <p>
    Four tilted his head, rather amused. "It's been forever since a raid, my claws are itching for battle." <p>
    “Killing your clanmates while they sleep is hardly the way to get one. No resistance. Go challenge Ethereal or something.” With that, Chernobyl turned, her lion's hind paw scuffing up dust and her natural one keeping pace. She flicked a steel ear before vanishing once more into the shadows, though her clanking tail and foreleg could be heard for a while after. <br>
    Four was left in the clearing, watching her leave. After a while, he turned from Wolfpelt's nest, sheathed his claws, and returned to sleep. <p>The grin, however, never left his face.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Autumnpaw

    May i join this clan?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Redd

    Sneaks up behind StarComment and unheaths her claws.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Someone

    Stabs sliverstar in the heart

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    To Four

    A sleek, gray fox peers at Four from behind a bush.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Ashkit2

    "M... mom?" She whispers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Lionpaw

    AHHH! Neuuuuu i cant remeber who does that!!!!*dies*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Lionpaw to four

    Btw how can i be ranked up? I know ill get in truble if i ask at camp so... or can you like suggest me?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Sweetkit

    Gets taken away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Four

    Bleh. Can't sleep. <p>
    Hide your tears, no one cares<br>
    About your insomnia and fears.<br>
    Can't sleep at night, daytime fright,<br>
    With claws and fangs and tail.<p>
    <><><><><>

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Four

    I just wanna run, hide it away, run because they're chasin' me down. I just wanna run, throw it away, run before they're findin' me out. I just wanna run - l'm out here all alone, tried to call your house, can't reach you on the phone. I've gathered up my nerves, l've packed up all my bags, it's more than you deserve. I'm feelin' like l keep on talking, l'm repeatin' myself, my words lost their meaning, l keep talkin', l repeat myself.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Four

    Tired eyes, fearful cries, bloody screams, everyone dies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Four

    I will never be afraid again. I will keep on fighting 'till the end. I can walk on water, l can fly. I'll keep on fighting 'till l die! <p>
    La la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la la.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Four

    Gtg

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2014

    Four

    I looked in the mirror and l look like a raccoon. e.e Gtg, bbl.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Dusty

    He scrambled after Smokiefern, tackling her to the ground. His fox teeth gleamed brightly, his eyes filled with rage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Muddeh

    Twin? XD Sometimes I find someone like that too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 18, 2014

    Kindleash

    He can't just not post. That is godmodding. And fudge idc if i rp here, I rp in Ethereal aswell and cats are going to die tonight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    flashwing

    Lays down for the night to sleep

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2014

    Timepool 2

    ((Knowing these people, it'll probably entice them more. T.T ))

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