REDGAUNTLET (Oxford World´s Classics New Edition)
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Arguably Scott's finest novel, and the last of his major Scottish novels, Redgauntlet is the story of an imaginary third Jacobite rebellion, and the attempts to instal the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart on the British throne. The only available critical edition, this reissue includes a fine introduction by Kathryn Sutherland, which examines the historical context, the novel's structure and style, and the story itself. Reproduces the Magnum edition text, the last to be corrected by Scott, and includes Scott's own notes. Up-to-date bibliography. Timeline of Scottish history in the period relating to the novel, as well as a chronology of the author. Full explanatory notes and a glossary of Scots words. 'Far and wide was [Redgauntlet] hated and feared. Men thought he had a direct compact with Satan - that he was proof against steel -.' Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious, Jacobite rebellion. Kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet, a fanatical supporter of the Stewart cause, the young Darsie Latimer finds himself caught up in the plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The novel follows Darsie's adventures and those of the advocate Alan Fairford, who sets out to rescue him. These two young men from very different backgrounds are united by friendship and their optimistic belief in the settled Hanoverian establishment. First published in 1824, this is the last of Scott's major Scottish novels, and perhaps his most complex statement about the relation between history and fiction. This edition uses the Magnum text of 1832. Readership: Readers of classic fiction, historical fiction, Sir Walter Scott, Scottish literature, Scottish history, students of 19th-century English literature, the novel, Romantic literature, Scott.
- ISBN: 0199599572
- EAN: 9780199599578