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Guy Mannering
     

Guy Mannering

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by Walter Scott
 

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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. The Novel or Romance of WAVERLEY made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject; and the manner in which the novels were composed

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pubOne.info thank you for your continued support and wish to present you this new edition. The Novel or Romance of WAVERLEY made its way to the public slowly, of course, at first, but afterwards with such accumulating popularity as to encourage the author to a second attempt. He looked about for a name and a subject; and the manner in which the novels were composed cannot be better illustrated than by reciting the simple narrative on which Guy Mannering was originally founded; but to which, in the progress

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ISBN-13:
9782819914273
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Publication date:
12/02/2010
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593 KB

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Guy Mannering 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Distracting scan. For the determined reader. Book two of the Waverly novels
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She saw a pretty dark blue dress and put it on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I put my plans on the wrong book i thought royal plan was manners res 10 and i wasnt paying attention were i was sooooooosrry plz forgive me
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike WAVERLEY (1814), Sir Walter Scott's second novel, GUY MANNERING (1815), is not about ordinary people caught up in a turning point of history. True, GUY MANNERING's actions can be dated (from late 1750s to early 1780s) and placed: mainly in England and Scotland with some intervening time in the Netherlands and India. But mainly this is a private, family inheritance story, not a world historical epic. *** The main plot involves Harry Bertram, kidnapped at age five from his baronial home in Scotland and spirited away to the Netherlands by smugglers after he witnesses their murder of a Crown excise officer. Harry is fostered by a kindly Dutchman, given the name Verbeest Brown, the same as that of one of Harry's principal abductors, and sent to India to work the family's business. There he later joins a British regiment of dragoons. He falls in love with his colonel's daughter, Julia Mannering. But another jealous, ambitious young officer convinces Colonel Guy Mannering that Brown is trying to seduce his wife, not woo his daughter. The two men quarrel and fight a duel in which Mannering wounds Brown and thinks he is dead. The party is immediately attacked by Indian bandits and separated from the 'corpse' of Brown. Brown/Bertram is taken prisoner and languishes in prison for months. Meanwhile Mannering's wife sickens and dies. Mannering resigns his commission and returns with his orphaned daughter to melancholy retirement in England. Brown survives and reunites with his regiment which is sent back to England. He pursues Julia and stumbles toward his lost identity when Colonel Mannering settles in Scotland.*** The main subplot begins 16 years earlier as the young Guy Mannering, fresh from Oxford University, takes a walking trip into North England and Southern Scotland. He finds refuge from a storm with a ruined baron and rather sceptically casts a horoscope for the baron's son, born the night of his arrival. So does a gypsy woman, Meg Merrilies. The trials of the young heir that the Englishman and the witch foresee come all too true and the story moves on apace. *** GUY MANNERING is a story that moves on several levels and depths and abounds in memorable characters and scenes. There is the Reverend Sampson, absent-minded domestic tutor, also the wealthy, life-affirming farmer/ rancher Dandie Dinmont, embedded in pre-modern Scottish country life. There is Golden Age Edinburgh in which Colonel Mannering is introduced to the likes of David Hume and Adam Smith. Lawyers and lawmen abound, good and less than good. This is a tale for leisurely sipping and frequent revisiting. -OOO-
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the second book in Scott's Waverly series. There are a few differences between it and the first book, Waverely. Waverley is the story of a young man swept up by historical events. Guy Mannering, on the other hand, is a story of 'private life' and lacks a historical event as a backdrop. In Waverley, I was initially charmed by Scott's prose and was gradually drawn into the story. In Guy Mannering Scott's humor grabbed me right from the start. The scope of Guy Mannering is much more focused than its predecessor, but includes a wider variety of characters. It really is a shame that fans of historical fiction do not give Scott more attention. A modern reader, familiar with and almost expecting twists and turns, will quickly be able to predict the genral outline of the story, but the details and events with which Scott fleshes out this outline supply the suspense. Scott introduces us to several memorable characters, including gypises and smugglers, and paints the scenery, action, and dialougue in a charming style whose artistry has been lost in modern times.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in. I need to find a dress for the ball. She thought. Could not find anything. So she decide to make her own dress. She found an orange tanish dress and mask. Got some blak ribbon and fabric glue.