Rob Roy (Paperback)

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Sir Walter Scott was the first English-language author in literary history to have international success during his actual lifetime. His works were celebrated in North America, Australia, and Europe. Born in Edinburgh, Scott lived a rather sequestered childhood, stricken with polio and sent to live on his grandparents farm. There, his Aunt Jenny not only taught him to read, but influenced his writing forever; shaping the characteristic speech patterns he would write with later on in his life. In 1871, Scott wrote the classic epic "Rob Roy", set in a tumultuous Scotland right before the Jacobite Rising of 1715. The story is a harrowing tale of the fight for justice and a poignant commentary on the social conditions of Scotland during the early 18th century. The novel centers on Frank Osbaldistone, the narrator of the story, who is sent to stay with an uncle, Sir Hildebrand Osbaldistone, in Northumberland, and crosses paths several times with the mysterious and powerful figure Robert Roy MacGregor. This classic tale continues to delight readers over a hundred years after its first publication. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781420973624
ISBN-10: 1420973622
Publication Date: July 6th, 2021
Pages: 330
Language: English