The Abbot

The Abbot

by Walter Scott

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Overview

Romany Valtera Skotta prodolzhayut zavoevyvat serdtsa chitatelej manyaschej atmosferoj rytsarskogo Srednevekovya. Iz "Abbata" vy uznaete udivitelnuyu istoriyu Marii Styuart, Korolevy Shotlandii, vo vremya ee begstva i zaklyucheniya v zamok Lohleven. A v romanah iz tsikla
"Ueverli", stavshih literaturnym fenomenom svoego vremeni, kotorye byli s zhadnostyu pogloscheny publikoj, izgolodavshejsya po epicheskim melodramam, vossozdan prichudlivyj obraz Shotlandii proshlyh vekov...
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780353884694
Publisher: Creative Media Partners, LLC
Publication date: 02/20/2019
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Christopher Johnson (editor) has taught at St Catherine's College, Oxford, and St. Stephen's College, Delhi.

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The Abbot: Being the Sequel of the Monastery, Volume 1 2.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
thorold on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This sequel to The Monastery is much more conventional in structure than the earlier book and it was more of a popular success at the time. However, I found the simple divided-loyalties plot (basically Waverley transposed back two hundred years) much less interesting than the slightly surreal set-up of The Monastery. Whilst The Monastery was set among the first stirrings of the Reformation, by the time we get to The Abbot the once-proud monasteries are in ruins: The story is set in 1567-1568, with Mary, Queen of Scots deposed and a prisoner in Loch Leven Castle. Scott being Scott, our hero of course has a strong romantic loyalty to the Old Faith and to his friends who practice it, but at the same time can't help seeing the reasonableness of what the Calvinist preachers are saying.Mary's young lady-in-waiting, Catharine Seyton, is fun (even though most readers will guess the reason for her odd changes of character about 400 pages too soon), and the queen herself comes to life more than you might expect, but Roland, the hero, is difficult to like. The minor characters are mostly taken from old stock. Even by Scott's standards, this story takes a long time to get going - we're about 250 pages into a 450 page story before we're out of the introductory scene-setting and establishing of the back-story and Scott can allow the action to start properly. There are some good bits, like the Kinross fair and the escape from Loch Leven Castle, but there are also rather more dull stretches than in some of Scott's better works. Probably only worthwhile if you're a hardcore Mary, QoS fan, or you have already read the rest of Scott...
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