The Bride of Lammermoor

The Bride of Lammermoor

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This is a story of national change and personal tragedy. For Lucy Ashton and Edgar Ravenswood, acts of heroism are thwarted and love is doomed by social, political and historical division. This edition restores the action to the years of uncertainty and political flux before the Union of Scotland and England in 1707, rather than after, as Scott's later revision had placed it.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 23mm | 292g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0140436561
  • 9780140436563
  • 1,008,987

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-- Based on the acclaimed Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels-- The first authoritative edition drawn from Scott's original texts-- With a special introduction for the Penguin Classics editionSir William Ashton, a devious lawyer, has deprived Lord Ravenswood of his title, his estate and subsequently of his life by means of legal and financial trickery. Edgar, Ravenswood's only son, has inherited his father's desire for vengeance. When he meets his adversary by chance, however, he not only saves Ashton's life, but falls in love with his daughter Lucy. The couple wish to marry, but will the ancient prophecy of Ravenswood stand in their way? With Scott's characteristic humour and wisdom, The Bride of Lammermoor brings to vivid life a historical incident from Scotland's turbulent past.
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About Sir Walter Scott

Born and educated in Edinburgh, Walter Scott (1771-1832) published several volumes of poetry and turned down the offer of the laureateship before concentrating on fiction. He is credited with establishing the form of the historical novel.
Kathryn Sutherland is a reader in English at St Anne's College, Oxford. Claire Lamont, Advisory Editor, is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Newcastle.
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