The Antiquary, Complete

The Antiquary, Complete

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The present work completes a series of fictitious narratives, intended to illustrate the manners of Scotland at three different periods. Waverley embraced the age of our fathers, Guy Mannering that of our own youth, and the Antiquary refers to the last ten years of the eighteenth century. I have, in the two last narratives especially, sought my principal personages in the class of society who are the last to feel the influence of that general polish which assimilates to each other the manners of different nations. Among the same class I have placed some of the scenes in which I have endeavoured to illustrate the operation of the higher and more violent passions; both because the lower orders are less restrained by the habit of suppressing their feelings, and because I agree, with my friend Wordsworth, that they seldom fail to express them in the strongest and most powerful language.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 215.9 x 279.4 x 9.91mm | 517.09g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1514199076
  • 9781514199077

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