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eBook Redgauntlet (Oxford World's Classics) epub
  • ISBN: 0199599572
  • Author: Walter Scott,Kathryn Sutherland
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Subcategory: World Literature
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (May 15, 2011)
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • ePUB size: 1908 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more. Redgauntlet Oxford World's Classics.

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Walter Scott; Kathryn Sutherland Redgauntlet (Oxford World's Classics). ISBN 13: 9780199599578. Redgauntlet (Oxford World's Classics). Walter Scott; Kathryn Sutherland. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography, a timeline of Scottish history in the period relating to the novel, a chronology of Scott's life and work, full explanatory notes, and a glossary of Scots words.

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.

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

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

Arguably Scott's finest novel, and the last of his major Scottish novels, Redgauntlet centers around a third, fictitious, Jacobite rebellion set in the summer of 1765. The novel's hero, young Darsie Latimer, is kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet, a fanatical supporter of the Stewart cause, and finds himself caught up in the plot to install the exiled Bonnie Prince Charlie on the British throne. First published in 1824, this is perhaps Scott's most complex statement about the relation between history and fiction. This new edition features the Magnum text of 1832, the last to be corrected by Scott, and it includes Scott's own notes. This reissue is the only available critical edition and it includes a fine introduction by Kathryn Sutherland, who examines the historical context, the novel's structure and style, and the story itself. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography, a timeline of Scottish history in the period relating to the novel, a chronology of Scott's life and work, full explanatory notes, and a glossary of Scots words.About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. 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.
Comments: (7)
Galubel
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.
Cetnan
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.
Era
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
Mananara
It's a good book. I could bet the best of Walter Scott. There are some typos, but the are not a big bother.
Capella
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.
Itiannta
Good story but very "wordy" which drags out the story
Hinewen
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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