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Woodstock by Sir Walter Scott

Woodstock (1826)

by Sir Walter Scott

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I re-read Woodstock and found I'd quite forgotten how good it was. Full of ridiculous improbabilities, but how little that matters when a book has got atmosphere and gusto.
- from a 25 May 1941 letter to Arthur Greeves, in The collected letters of C.S. Lewis, volume II ( )
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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."

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Woodstock is considered the darkest of Scott's novels, written during a period of great tumult in the author's life. Set during the English Civil War, the story imagines treachery, a love triangle, and the escape of Charles II in 1651, as well as his triumphant return to London eight years later.… (more)

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