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Chronicles of Canongate

Chronicles of Canongate - 03 edition

Chronicles of Canongate - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780140439892

ISBN10: 0140439897

Chronicles of Canongate by Walter Scott - ISBN 9780140439892
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 2003
International: No
Chronicles of Canongate by Walter Scott - ISBN 9780140439892

ISBN13: 9780140439892

ISBN10: 0140439897

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

Chronicles of the Canongate is unique among Scott's works as it is his only collection of shorter fiction. It contains his best-known tales, 'The Highland Widow' and 'The Two Drovers', and a third, less well known but of startling originality, 'The Surgeon's Daughter'. The three are set within the framing narrative of Chrystal Croftangry, an old bankrupt with pretensions to literature, who must inevitably be seen as a portrait of the artist facing up to his own insolvency in 1826." "Tales in a framework have a long ancestry in European and Oriental literature, and in Chronicles of the Canongate Scott adapts the genre with consummate skill. Each of the stories and Croftangry's narrative may be read independently, but together they constitute a themed work in which the narrator treats of the cultural conflicts in the new Britain and its growing empire in the thirty years from 1756.

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