Waverley Novels (39-40); Chronicles of the Cannongate, First Series
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Waverley Novels (39-40); Chronicles of the Cannongate, First Series

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. MB CROFTANGRY BIDS ADIEU TO CLYDESDALE. Alas, how changed from what it once had been 'Twas now degraded to a common inn.--Gay. An hour's brisk walking,...more
Paperback, 298 pages
Published February 5th 2012 by General Books (first published August 28th 1826)
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The strengths of Walter Scott's novels are character portrayal and vivid and highly demanding language and there is both aplenty in this account from the time of the English Revolution and First Commonwealth. This is a well told and straightforward (in plot, not language!) account of the future Charles' Second's escape from his pursuers. Both Cromwell and Charles Stuart (Charles II to be )have roles in this tale, which is a vivid admixture of historical romance and historical fact. There is a s...more
Mark Stephenson
Both the Lord Protector,Oliver Cromwell, and his very contrasting successor as head of state (after the Restoration), Charles II, figure as well developed characters in this engrossing story. Set in the title town (not far from Oxford) just after the two British civil wars ended with Cromwell victorious in battle (if less so in politics), two cousins of a family wrenched apart by the divisive controversies of the time find it well nigh impossible to accomplish the marital union they have long co...more
Unexceptional within the Scott canon. The story centers around the aftermath of the English Revolution, and takes place in and arouind the royal hunting lodge of Woodstock. Scott takes a story of parlimentary agenst being driven from the royal lodge by supernatural forces, and fleshes it out. Nothing really novel here from Scott. A perfect hero and heroine living through a turbulent period in English history, colorful minor characters, some cameos by historical figures. It will entertain fans of...more
Okay, why has no one read this book?? It's even better than Ivanhoe in my opinion... anyway...! Okay, yeah, I'll admit to it, I found it in a box in my uncle attic, together with a load of other books he could not bear to trow away, but didn't need, like or whatever, anymore (I mean, who understands adults? this said by an adult, I'm 20, but I still ask this myself, sometimes). It is one of the less known works of Walter Scott, I gather, but I loved it. Spirits, war, prominent historical figures...more
I loved the story, but had difficulty with the old world language (olde English) at first. As I progressed in the story, the context helped to decipher the unfamiliar terms. A huge dictionary helped too. Sir Walter Scott is definitely worth the challenge. I loved the loyalty, honor and friendship portrayed by the characters. His stories have history, romance, suspense, and happy endings. I am currently reading two more of his novels.
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Sir Walter Scott was born on August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels. In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up in violent, dramatic...more
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