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Redgauntlet (Oxford World's Classics)

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Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832.
Paperback, 512 pages
Published March 10th 2011 by OUP Oxford (first published 1824)
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Being the last of Scott's Jacobite novels, one might think that he might have started to go stale. Luckily, nothing could be further from the truth, and Redgauntlet is one of his most entertaining. Scott experiments with an epistolary style which breathes new life into this installment and produces a sense of intimacy he hadn't yet achieved. The hero (or heroes really) also break the typical Scott mold, in that they are recognizably flawed. Present are the improbable kinships that characterize S ...more
Cass
I like reading historical fiction about English history and this was a good story. This was about the last attempt to put the last Stuart prince back on the English throne. Luckily I read this on my Kindle and was able to look up the meaning to all the Scottish words I didn't know what they meant. The Scottish brogue is difficult to read. But it is a good story.
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Andreea
When I grow up I'm only going to study poetry. Having wrestled with Redgauntlet for over a week before I finally managed to finish it, now I'm not looking forward to having to read it again for my exams in a few weeks (and I should consider myself lucky if I only have to reread it once). No matter how thoroughly I annotate a text the first time I read it, I always miss out on something (or a lot of things) and have to go back and reread the text. This isn't too bad when you're writing about poet ...more
Esdaile
I liked this but I was not enraptured. It is a story well told with Scottish dialect words and expressions aplenty to maintain pedantic curiosity. The glossary in the edition which I have (Melrose Editonm of the Complete Works which I bought for 6 pounds at Spelman's Second Hand Bookshopin York Anno 1971 or 72!)is far too short to cover all the words modern readers are unlikely tobe fmailiar with. I was very amused to recognise a number of forgotten slang words from my school days which seemed t ...more
Titanilla
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This is the first Walter Scott book I have read. I have not heard anything about his work before, not even read about it, or studied about it (though I was attending special English Literature classes - no mention of his name); but I knew he is one of the great Scottish authors. And since I moved to Edinburgh this August, also to study English Literature he is someone I have to be familiar with!

I just had to start it; then it went by itself. I am currently reading the Hungarian translation of I
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Shala Howell
Hard for me to get through, despite my interest in classic English lit. All the time I was reading it I kept thinking, so this is what boys in the 1800s would read, and wondering what exactly that said about them. That was an interesting tangent to be sure, but probably not what Scott intended.
Katherine Simmons
I enjoyed his other books but this one is just not as good. He over uses dialect to the point that the plot is hard to follow (or find) in many cases.
Tom Howe
Much of it is set around the Solway SW Scotland and NW England
LadyElena
The real vote it's more 2 and half.
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