The Scottish Chiefsby Miss Jane Porter
This beautiful historical romance was written by Miss Jane Porter (1776-1850) and first published in 1810 to immense acclaim. It covers the exploits of Sir William Wallace, the renowned Scottish warrior and patriot, during the epochal years 1296 to 1305. Miss Porter augments the historical record with the patina of romance as she details the intimate lives of her protagonists. It is a warm, passionate portrayal, highly praised by contemporaries such as Sir Walter Scott.
In the year of Scotland Homecoming 2009, this wonderful romance represents all that is fine and fair in Scottish History and Literature.
- Echo Library
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- 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.25(d)
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As an 18 yr old teen, I didn't expect to find much in the many pages of this book, but I had heard about it from several people and gave it a try. What I found was a whole new idea of how I could live out my life. The way that Jane Porter writes, though hard to read at times, gives much more depth and meaning to the story. The pinnacle of the story for me is the character of William Wallace. He is a well known historical figure, but the way he is described in this book, gives another side to him that I found astounding. His example of real man-ness is phenomenal. I would recommend this book to anyone with the preface to read past the words and into the real life aspect. Enjoy the book!
waaaaaaah! This is the BEST book I have ever read in my entire short lifetime! I love how Wallace is so chivalrous and honorable! it's a MUST read for anyone who is scottish or wishes they were. If you don't read it you're missing out!