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Redgauntlet

Redgauntlet

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by Walter Scott
     
 

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Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

Scott's 1824 Redgauntlet is the final novel in his series

Overview

Although primarily remembered for his extensive literary works and his political engagement, Scott was an advocate, judge and legal administrator by profession, and throughout his career combined his writing and editing work with his daily occupation as Clerk of Session and Sheriff-Depute of Selkirkshire.

Scott's 1824 Redgauntlet is the final novel in his series about the doomed Jacobite cause. The problem, in Scott's view, was that the royal Stuart dynasty was inherently feudal -- and the time in history for feudalism was past. This is a place and a time where deception and lies have become accepted for the preservation of peace -- a peace that is only skin deep. . . .

Editorial Reviews

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
Based on the 1824 edition of the novel about a final, fictional attempt to restore the Stuarts to the British crown in the 1760s, and the ideologies and lifestyles of the rebels who launch it. Their vision of a once and future Scotland is embodied in the inset Wandering Willie's Tale, considered by many to be the best short story every written in Scots. Also includes an essay on the text, explanatory notes, a glossary without pronunciation, and maps. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598181999
Publisher:
Aegypan
Publication date:
09/01/2006
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Meet the Author

Kathryn Sutherland is Professorial Fellow in English at St. Anne's College, Oxford.

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