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by Walter Scott,Kathryn Sutherland

eBook Redgauntlet (The World's Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0192816683
  • Author: Walter Scott,Kathryn Sutherland
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2nd ed. edition (April 25, 1985)
  • Pages: 510 pages
  • ePUB size: 1427 kb
  • FB2 size 1666 kb
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Sir Walter Scott was nothing if not prolific not all of his titles have stood the test of time, Redgauntlet does so deseredly A rollicking great Scottish yarn.

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Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

About the Author: Kathryn Sutherland is Professorial Fellow in English at St. Anne's College, Oxford.

REDGAUNTLET by Sir Walter Scott INTRODUCTION The Jacobite enthusiasm of the eighteenth century, particularly during the rebellion of 1745, afforded a theme, perhaps the finest that could be selected for fictitious composition, founded upon real or probable incident .

Redgauntlet - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). 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.

With 11 full page colour illustrations. The story of one of the remaining Saxon noble families at a time when the nobility in England was overwhelmingly Norman. This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work.

Oxford World's Classics. 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.

Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centers around a fictitious Jacobite rebellion. This is the last of Scott's major Scottish novels.

Redgauntlet is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Scotland in the 1760s in Dumfries. Books related to Redgauntlet (Mobi Classics). Complete Collection Of . The Lord of the Rings.

Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centers around a fictitious Jacobite rebellion. This is the last of Scott's major Scottish novels. The text is that of the 'Magnum' edition of 1832.
Comments: (7)
Magis
I enjoyed the novel as one in the complete works of Walter Scott as downloaded to my Kindle. I wanted a hard copy of it to give to some of the "Steen"s in our family, since Teen is the surname of one of the minor characters. So I was delighted to find a paperback version. Be aware: This paperback is 8½ x 11, typed, and weighs over 1 lb!. You will not be tucking it in your pocket. This may all have been mentioned, but I did not notice it in the description. Four stars only because it was available at all. Others have reviewed the plot quite well; I found it enjoyable.Contemporary crictics considered this to be one of Scott's best books, partially because it was plausible but not based on a historic incident. Perhaps the artistic license taken with some of the actual historical events was more disturbing to them because it dealt withwhat was to them fairly recent history, much like we would feel about liberties taken with accounts of the battles our fathers fought in WWII. (Spoiler alert) Later reading revealed that Charles did indeed refuse to give up his mistress, who was suspected of being an English spy and endangering his Scottish supporters, not because of his fondness for her, but because he refused to allow a "subject" to dictate in any way to a king with divine right.
Rolorel
This book was a little bit of a drudge starting out, since I did not know really what to expect; but 25% into the book or so it started to get more interesting.

And the more I read, the more interesting and suspenseful it got. Only at the very end, the plot pretty much deflated.

There are many different characters that grace the scene. from the middle class gentry, to fishermen, smugglers, Calvinists, Papists, Jacobites,etc..

And some Quakers, whose theology in this book can be summed up in a quote (from Redgauntlet) as:

“Mr. Geddes,” said I, “ought to apply to the civil magistrate; there are soldiers at Dumfries who would be detached for his protection.”
“Thou speakest, friend Latimer,” answered the lady, “as one who is still in the gall of bitterness and the bond of iniquity. God forbid that we should endeavor to preserve nets of flax and stakes of wood, or the Mammon of gain which they procure for us, by the hands of men of war and at the risk of spilling human blood.”

G.A. Henty has wrote a few books on this time period in history, such as "Bonnie Prince Charlie", and "A Jacobite Exile", I have found these books much more interesting than Redgauntlet.

I did learn a few things from Redgauntlet, so it was not all for naught.

In conclusion: Don't expect another Ivanhoe when you read this one.
Pringles
The last of Scott's historical Scottish novels. Not his best work but he still takes the time to build depth of character and a keep with his style of a surprise ending
Wilalmaine
It's a good book. I could bet the best of Walter Scott. There are some typos, but the are not a big bother.
Mr.jeka
The language is stilted, the plot is confusing, and the characters are not clearly drawn. I ended up going to Wikipedia to obtain a clearer view of the history of Scotlands and the role of the Jacobites.
Duzshura
Good story but very "wordy" which drags out the story
Efmprof
Very dated and long winded. I struggled through to the end but my husband gave up.
Redgauntlet is generally considered to be one of Scott's best novels. It is set in 1765 and returns to the theme of his first novel Waverley, describing an attempt to overthrow the Hanoverian monarchy and return Britain to the rule of the exiled Stuarts. Of course there was no Jacobite rising in 1765, so Redgauntlet is not, strictly speaking, an historical novel. The story however is consistent with the history of the period and plausibly shows what might have happened. The novel is all the more powerful and poignant because he does not attempt to create an imaginary rebellion on the scale of 1745, but rather describes a revolt which history might have been unaware of, a last small scale, almost pathetic, attempt to resurrect a cause which had already, long since, been lost.

The story is initially told by means of a series of letters between Darsie Latimer and Alan Fairford, two young friends who have grown up together. There is a mystery regarding Darsie's family origins. He knows almost nothing about his background except that he must not set foot in England until he is 21. Gradually, as Darsie discovers more about the secrets surrounding his life, he is brought deeper into a conspiracy. Alan is warned by the beautiful "Green Mantle" that Darsie is in danger. But Darsie fails to heed the warning and soon faces a man who knows all about his past, the fearsome Redgauntlet.

Scott tells the story well. The epistolary form works well enough, given the at times inherent implausibility of this way of writing, where letters go on for an unreasonably large number of pages. The story is exciting with lots of incident and action and a good number of surprises. The romantic element of the plot is unusual involving both Alan and Darsie with "Green Mantle". Perhaps best of all is the genuinely creepy short story "Wandering Willie's Tale" which lives up to its reputation as the best short story in Scots. This story is often anthologised, but it is even better when read in its proper context.

The edition of Redgauntlet edited by G.A.M. Wood and David Hewitt is undoubtedly the best possible version of Scott's text. This edition takes as its base text the first edition. The editors have also consulted Scott's manuscript and, unusually in the case of Redgauntlet, the proofs, which show Scott's corrections to the first draft of the printed text. By doing this the editors have been able to restore many lost readings and correct numerous mistakes. In addition this edition has a full glossary and extensive notes. A little effort is required to read Redgauntlet, as Scott's language can at times be quite difficult, but this effort is amply rewarded, for his story of the last rising of the Jacobites is one of his greatest creations.
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