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Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott
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An imaginative tale that is based on a premise that Charles Stewart returns to Britain in the belief sufficient Jacobite support remains for him to mount a renewed rebellion.
A complex plot that is well managed and which introduces colourful romantic characters who suit such high charged circumstances.
The action is conveyed through letters between two young friends who are central to the story, in the initial stages. Later their individual accounts propel the action forward. The location takes place on both sides of the border by Solway Firth in, or about the year, 1765.
A recommended introduction to Walter Scott.
  ivanfranko | Dec 31, 2017 |
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  scatlett | Nov 28, 2016 |
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Cur me exanimas querelis tuis? In plain English, Why do you deafen me with your croaking?
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Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centers around a fictitious Jacobite rebellion. This is the last of Scott's major Scottish novels. The text is that of the 'Magnum' edition of 1832.

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Redgauntlet is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott and part of his Waverley Novels series. Set in Dumfries, Scotland in 1765, it describes the genesis of a third Jacobite Rebellion. It also includes "Wandering Willie's Tale", a well-known short story frequently featured in anthologies. An entertaining and masterful-written novel, Redgauntlet is highly recommended for fans of English civil war fiction and is not to be missed by lovers of Scott's seminal work. Many vintage books such as this had been becoming increasingly rare or expensive. This volume is now republished in an available, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author. First published in 1824.… (more)

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