Rob Roy (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 496 pages
20 Reviews
Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland. Twists of plot and a romantic outlaw's cunning escapes make this a classic epic.


  

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Scott was both a historian and novelist. He needs to be seen in the context of the historiographical background of the C18th Scottish Enlightenment. He was greatly influenced by the “conjectural ... Read full review

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Scott invented the historical novel, a form that's enjoying a current vogue, though Scott's novels themselves continue to be out of vogue. I'm not sure why. It does take a good deal of patience to ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
1
CHAPTER II
9
CHAPTER III
21
CHAPTER IV
28
CHAPTER V
36
CHAPTER VI
45
CHAPTER VII
57
CHAPTER VIII
66
CHAPTER XXI
189
CHAPTER XXII
198
CHAPTER XXIII
210
CHAPTER XXIV
220
CHAPTER XXV
226
CHAPTER XXVI
235
CHAPTER XXVII
252
CHAPTER XXVIII
260

CHAPTER IX
77
CHAPTER X
91
CHAPTER XI
102
CHAPTER XII
111
CHAPTER XIII
119
CHAPTER XIV
130
CHAPTER XV
141
CHAPTER XVI
147
CHAPTER XVII
154
CHAPTER XVIII
163
CHAPTER XIX
174
CHAPTER XX
180
CHAPTER XXIX
274
CHAPTER XXX
283
CHAPTER XXXI
297
CHAPTER XXXII
310
CHAPTER XXXIII
322
CHAPTER XXXIV
332
CHAPTER XXXV
347
CHAPTER XXXVI
359
CHAPTER XXXVII
367
CHAPTER XXXVIII
378
CHAPTER XXXIX
387
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Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley, which he had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note “by the author of Waverley”; hence his novels often are called collectively “the Waverley novels.” Some of the most famous of these are Old Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), and Quentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.

Sir Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771. Educated for the law, he obtained the office of sheriff-depute of Selkirkshire in 1799 and in 1806 the office of clerk of session, a post whose duties he fulfilled for some twenty-five years. His lifelong interest in Scottish antiquity and the ballads which recorded Scottish history led him to try his hand at narrative poems of adventure and action. The Lay of the Last Minstrel (1805), Marmion (1808), and The Lady of the Lake (1810) made his reputation as one of the leading poets of his time. A novel, Waverley, which he had begun in 1805, was published anonymously in 1814. Subsequent novels appeared with the note “by the author of Waverley”; hence his novels often are called collectively “the Waverley novels.” Some of the most famous of these are Old Mortality (1816), Rob Roy (1817), Ivanhoe (1819), Kenilworth (1821), and Quentin Durward (1823). In recognition of his literary work Scott was made a baronet in 1819. During his last years he held various official positions and published biographies, editions of Swift and Dryden, tales, lyric poetry, and various studies of history and antiquity. He died in 1832.

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