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    Rob Roy (Wadsworth Collection) (Paperback) By (author) Sir Walter Scott, Introduction and notes by David Blair, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine

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    DescriptionFrom its first publication in 1816 Rob Roy has been recognised as containing some of Scott's finest writing and most engaging, fully realised characters. The outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor was already a legendary, disputed figure by the time Scott wrote - a heroic Scottish Robin Hood to some, an over-glamorised, unprincipled predator to others. Scott approaches Rob Roy indirectly, through the adventures of his fictional hero, Frank Osbaldistone, amid the political turmoil of England and Scotland in 1715. With characteristic care Scott reconstructs the period and settings so as to place Rob Roy and the Scotland he inhabits amid conflicting moral, economic and historical forces. This edition features, besides a new critical introduction and extensive explanatory notes, an essay outlining clearly the novel's historical context and a glossary of Scottish words and phrases used by Scott's colourful, vernacular characters.


 

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    Title
    Rob Roy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sir Walter Scott, Introduction and notes by David Blair, Series edited by Dr. Keith Carabine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 250 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781853262531
    ISBN 10: 1853262536
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    BIC E4L: CLA
    B&T Book Type: FI
    BIC subject category V2: FC
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    BISAC V2.8: FIC004000
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    B&T General Subject: 500
    DC21: 823.7
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 62
    Publisher
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Imprint name
    Wordsworth Editions Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Herts
    Back cover copy
    Scott's young hero Francis Osbaldistone is plunged into the intrigue and adventure of the 1715 Jacobite Rebellion when he is falsely accused of highway robbery on his journey to the North of England. In his fight for both love and justice he must outwit his villainous cousin, Rashleigh, and travel to Scotland--a land of breathtaking beauty and dark foreboding--where his salvation can only be obtained with the help of the greatest outlaw of all, Robert Roy Campbell MacGregor.