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Guy Mannering - 03 edition

Guy Mannering (ISBN10: 014043657X; ISBN13: 9780140436570)
ISBN13: 978-0140436570
ISBN10: 014043657X

Summary: A compelling tale of portents, abductions, conspiracy, and social conflict

On the auspicious night that Guy Mannering is shown to the house of the Bertrams of Ellengowan, the Bertrams' heir is born, and Mannering, a skeptical astrologer, predicts the child's future. Five years later the prophecy is fulfilled, and the heir, Harry Bertram, becomes the center of a plot to rob the boy of his inheritance. Harry's subsequent struggles are set against a backdrop o
f chaos and upheaval in a socially fragmented Scotland where everyone, from landowners to gypsies, is searching for their rightful place.
  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Based on the authoritative Edinburgh text, which returns to the original 1815 edition and manuscript
  • Includes chronology, suggested readings, historical and textual notes, and glossary
...show more
Summary: A compelling tale of portents, abductions, conspiracy, and social conflict

On the auspicious night that Guy Mannering is shown to the house of the Bertrams of Ellengowan, the Bertrams' heir is born, and Mannering, a skeptical astrologer, predicts the child's future. Five years later the prophecy is fulfilled, and the heir, Harry Bertram, becomes the center of a plot to rob the boy of his inheritance. Harry's subsequent struggles are set against a backdrop of chaos and upheaval in a socially fragmented Scotland where everyone, from landowners to gypsies, is searching for their rightful place.
  • First time in Penguin Classics
  • Based on the authoritative Edinburgh text, which returns to the original 1815 edition and manuscript
  • Includes chronology, suggested readings, historical and textual notes, and glossary
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 03
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Year Published: 2003
International: No



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