Rob Roy

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Penguin Publishing Group, May 1, 2007 - Fiction - 496 pages
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Outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor comes alive in this classic epic of the Scottish borderlands. The narrative follows the adventures of Frank Osbaldistone, a businessman’s son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in Scotland. English and Protestant, Frank has never felt more out of place, but the wild and noble land intrigues him. And he is immediately drawn to the powerful, enigmatic figure of Rob Roy, who, alongside his fiercely passionate wife, fights for justice and dignity for all of Scotland. Twists of plot, a romantic outlaw’s cunning escapes, and uprisings against England make this a classic epic. At the same time, Frank’s fervent but forbidden love for a Catholic girl makes it a breathtaking romance. Combine these elements with superb period detail, and one has an incomparable portrait of the haunted Highlands, a legendary hero, and a glorious Scottish past.
With a New Introduction by Caroline McCracken-Flesher and an Afterword by A. N. Wilson

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Review: Rob Roy (Waverley Novels #4)

User Review  - Kailey - Goodreads

Absolutely marvelous! Full of non-stop adventure and intrigue. Pure genius! There's more humor than Scott usually adds in, and the characters are deep and colorful. It exceeded my expectations in ... Read full review

Review: Rob Roy (Waverley Novels #4)

User Review  - JA Ironside - Goodreads

This wasn't quite what I was expecting. I've given it four stars as I really like Walter Scott and I enjoyed the style. However Rob Roy himself is a marginal character. It is the through Frances' eyes ... Read full review

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About the author (2007)

A. N. WILSON is the author of biographies on Jesus, Milton, Tolstoy, C. S. Lewis and Dante. His acclaimed histories, The Victorians and God s Funeral, have made him an authority on Victorian-era Great Britain. A former columnist for the London Evening Standard, he now contributes to the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman, the Spectator, the Observer and the Daily Mail.

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