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Rob Roy - Walter Scott
Rob Roy
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From its first publication in 1816 Rob Roy has been recognized as containing some of Scott s finest writing and most engaging, fully realized characters. The outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor was already a legendary, disputed figure by the time Scott wrote a heroic Scottish Robin Hood to some, an... show more
From its first publication in 1816 Rob Roy has been recognized as containing some of Scott s finest writing and most engaging, fully realized characters. The outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor was already a legendary, disputed figure by the time Scott wrote a heroic Scottish Robin Hood to some, an over-glamorized, unprincipled predator to others. Scott approaches Rob Roy indirectly, through the adventures of his fictional hero, Frank Osbaldistone, amid the political turmoil of England and Scotland in 1715. With characteristic care Scott reconstructs the period and settings so as to place Rob Roy and the Scotland he inhabits amid conflicting moral, economic and historical forces. This edition features, besides a new critical introduction and extensive explanatory notes, an essay outlining clearly the novels historical context and a glossary of Scottish words and phrases used by Scotts colorful, vernacular characters.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780451526236 (0451526236)
Publisher: Signet Classics
Edition language: English
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chrispu
chrispu rated it
2.0 Rob Roy
Książka wyłącznie dla fanów twórczości Waltera Scotta i tym podobnych zapaleńców historycznych (szczególnie historii Szkocji). Mniej więcej do jej połowy akcja wlecze się jak ślimak (no cóż, głównym bohaterem jest syn bankiera i on jest też narratorem), ale potem rusza z kopyta (no, powiedzmy, przyś...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
2.5 Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Not sure if I should classify this as 'read' or 'to-read.' I only managed the first 5 chapters. I tried to keep reading, but after trying for 6 weeks I couldn't go on. The story sounded really interesting and action packed, but the language was just too difficult to get into. I would really enjoy g...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
3.0 Rob Roy by Sir Walter Scott
Not sure if I should classify this as 'read' or 'to-read.' I only managed the first 5 chapters. I tried to keep reading, but after trying for 6 weeks I couldn't go on. The story sounded really interesting and action packed, but the language was just too difficult to get into. I would really enjoy g...
AnnaMatsuyama
AnnaMatsuyama rated it
BBC Radio 4 adaptation. Narrated by David Tennant. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01s0329 Rob Roy by Walter ScottAdapted by Robin BrooksOur Rob Roy has dispensed with the Jacobite setting and updates the story to the 20th century. It is 1924 and 20-year-old Frank falls foul of his father. He has s...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0
Sir Walter Scott dramatisation with Liam Brennan. Categories:Drama, Classic & Period
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