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Woodstock
     

Woodstock

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by Walter Scott
 

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Woodstock opens in farce, yet it is one of Scott's darkest novels. It deals with revolution, to Scott the most disturbing of all subjects: "it appears that every step we made towards liberty has but brought us in view of more terrific perils." Written during the financial crisis that culminated in his insolvency, the novel, Scott feared,

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Woodstock opens in farce, yet it is one of Scott's darkest novels. It deals with revolution, to Scott the most disturbing of all subjects: "it appears that every step we made towards liberty has but brought us in view of more terrific perils." Written during the financial crisis that culminated in his insolvency, the novel, Scott feared, "would not stand the test." Yet it is a major source of interest: in the superb portrait of Cromwell it is tempting to see Scott's own self torturing as he contemplated his ruin.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940024895764
Publisher:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

J. H. Alexander is Reader Emeritus in English at the University of Aberdeen.

David Hewitt is Regius Chalmers Professor of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

Alison Lumsden is Senior Lecturer, Department of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen.

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Woodstock 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nice book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago