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Rob Roy

Author: Walter Scott; David Hewitt
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"First published in 1817, Rob Roy was not only a resounding success but also one of the first historical novels of its time. Full of swashbuckling action and intrigue, it tells the story of Frank Osbaldistone, the son of a wealthy British businessman, who travels to Scotland, where he is drawn into the lawless world of the fiercely noble outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor. Osbaldistone and Rob Roy, along with the witty  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kommentar
Fiction
Named Person: Rob Roy; Walter Scott; Rob Roy MacGregor; MacGregor; Walter Scott; Rob Roy
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scott; David Hewitt
ISBN: 074860569X 9780748605699
OCLC Number: 50101111
Description: xvi, 596 p. : map ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Walter Scott ; edited by David Hewitt.
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This is a new edition of Rob Roy. It is set in 1715-16, yet it concerns not the conduct of the Jacobite Rising, but the economic and social conditions which gave rise to it.  Read more...

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