Rob Roy

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When Francis Osbaldistone is banished to Scotland by his father, he discovers a political situation as turbulent and wild as the land itself, and he is drawn to the noble and charismatic outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, whose daring exploits overthrow the Scots English oppressors. Reissue. *Author: Scott, Walter, Sir/ Wilson, A. N. (AFT) *Publication Date: 2007/05/01 *Number of Pages: 490 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 4.25 *Height: 7.00

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Publisher New Amer Library Classics
Mfg Part# 9780451530516
SKU 203515355
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0451530519
Release Date 5/1/2007
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A. N. Wilson
A. N. Wilson is the prolific author of several acclaimed biographies including "Tolstoy", "C. S. Lewis", and "Jesus: A Life", as well as several novels.
Walter Scott suffered from polio as a child, and walked with a limp all his life. Trained as a barrister, Scott was always more interested in reading, particularly history and medieval romances--all of which he would eventually make use of in his novels. He began collecting folklore and country ballads, and began to write poetry and, finally, the novels that were to make him famous. The poem, "The Lay of the Last Minstrel", published in 1805, was his first successful work; after that, virtually everything he wrote received wide acclaim. He was made a baronet in 1820 and lived in a vast, pseudo-medieval manor he had built on the banks of the River Tweed. However, he was ruined when his publisher's business collapsed in 1826. Always a fanatically hard worker, Scott drove himself unmercifully in an effort to pay off the debts (?126,000) he felt honor-bound to assume, and this probably led to his death at the age of 61.
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"When I think of Rob Roy I am impatient with all other novels; they seem but shadows and imposters; they cannot satisfy the appetite which this awaked."
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Editors Note Young Frank Osbaldistone, sent to live in Scotland, is drawn to the powerful figure of Rob Roy MacGregor, who, with his wife, fights for justice and dignity for Scotland. Twists of plot and a romantic outlaw's cunning escapes make this a classic epic.||
Editors Note 1 When Francis Osbaldistone is banished to Scotland by his father, he discovers a political situation as turbulent and wild as the land itself, and he is drawn to the noble and charismatic outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor, whose daring exploits overthrow the Scots' English oppressors.
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Book Format Pocketbook
Minimum Age 18
Number of Pages 0490
Publisher Signet Classics

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