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Waverley

Waverley - 72 edition

Waverley - 72 edition

ISBN13: 9780140430714

ISBN10: 0140430717

Waverley by Walter Scott - ISBN 9780140430714
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 72
Copyright: 1972
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 1972
International: No
Waverley by Walter Scott - ISBN 9780140430714

ISBN13: 9780140430714

ISBN10: 0140430717

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 72

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Summary

The first 'historical novel' in English, Waverley (1814) is set at the time of the Jacobite rising of 1745. Edward Waverley, a young English soldier in the Hanoverian army, is sent to Scotland. He visits a Jacobite laird in the Lowlands of Perthshire, and then makes his way into the Highlands, where he meets a chieftain and his clansmen. Before long Waverley is caught up in the Jacobite cause, offering his allegiance to Prince Charles Edward Stuart, and to the dauntless Flora Mac-Ivor. The hero's journey of self-discovery takes place in a country torn by civil war, as the political outlook of the eighteenth century meets the older social organization of the Highlands in violent confrontation.