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Redgauntlet

Sir Walter Scott


ISBN: 9780199599578
ANNOTATION:
Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832.
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ISBN: 9780199599578
ANNOTATION:
Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832.

Annotation

Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious Jacobite rebellion and a plot to enthrone the exiled Prince Charles Edward Stewart. The last of Scott's major Scottish novels, this is the only available critical edition. It reprints the Magnum text of 1832.

Publisher Description

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.

Author Biography

J. H. Alexander is senior lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen.

G. A. M. Wood is senior lecturer in English at the University of Stirling.

Long Description

'Far and wide was [Redgauntlet] hated and feared. Men thought he had a direct compact with Satan - that he was proof against steel -.' Set in the summer of 1765, Redgauntlet centres around a third, fictitious, Jacobite rebellion. 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. First published in 1824, this is the last of Scott's major Scottish novels, and perhaps his most complex statement about the relation between history and fiction. This edition uses the Magnum text of 1832. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range 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, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Feature

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. The only available critical edition, this reissue includes a fine introduction by Kathryn Sutherland, which examines the historical context, the novel's structure and style, and the story itself. Reproduces the Magnum edition text, the last to be corrected by Scott, and includes Scott's own notes. Up-to-date bibliography. Timeline of Scottish history in the period relating to the novel, as well as a chronology of the author. Full explanatory notes and a glossary of Scots words.

Product Details

Author
Sir Walter Scott
Pages
512
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Series
Oxford World's Classics
Year
2011
ISBN-10
0199599572
ISBN-13
9780199599578
Format
Paperback
Media
Book
Short Title
REDGAUNTLET
Language
English
Publication Date
2011-03-10
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Kathryn Sutherland
Audience
General/Trade