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The tale of old mortality

Auteur : Walter Scott; Douglas S Mack
Éditeur : Edinburgh : University Press ; New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©1993.
Collection : Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels, v.4B.
Édition/format :   Livre : Fiction : AnglaisVoir toutes les éditions et les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
It is 1679. Archbishop Sharpe, Primate of Scotland, has just been murdered. His death is a signal for rebellion in which the Covenanting army, strong in faith and willing to die for it, challenges the King's forces under the command of Claverhouse. Between the two extremes stands young Henry Morton of Milnewood; escaping the threat of execution by Claverhouse, he commits his loyalties to the Covenanters, whose
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Genre/forme : Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Format – détails additionnels : Online version:
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Tale of old mortality.
Edinburgh : University Press ; New York, NY : Columbia University Press, c1993
(OCoLC)761278048
Type d’ouvrage : Fiction
Format : Livre
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Walter Scott; Douglas S Mack
ISBN : 074860443X 9780748604432 0231084706 9780231084703
Numéro OCLC : 28377421
Notes : The original version of Old mortality as written by the author prior to editing by his publisher.
Description : xvi, 522 p. ; 23 cm.
Titre de collection : Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels, v.4B.
Autres titres : Old Mortality
Responsabilité : Walter Scott ; edited by Douglas Mack.

Résumé :

It is 1679. Archbishop Sharpe, Primate of Scotland, has just been murdered. His death is a signal for rebellion in which the Covenanting army, strong in faith and willing to die for it, challenges the King's forces under the command of Claverhouse. Between the two extremes stands young Henry Morton of Milnewood; escaping the threat of execution by Claverhouse, he commits his loyalties to the Covenanters, whose bigotry and fanaticism he nevertheless deplores.

The story reaches dramatic heights in Scott's description of the Covenanters rebuff of the Royalist forces at Loudoun Hill, the preparations for the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, and the moving trial of the young Morton and his fellow prisoners before Claverhouse and the Privy Council.

Scott's grim tale of extremism and cruelty is redeemed by the courage and the loyalty of its characters and the humorous vignettes of the maid Jenny Dennison, the faithful Cuddie Headrigg, and his stubborn yet resolute mother Mause. In this, one of his best-known novels, Scott dramatically reaffirms his conviction that religious and civil liberty are essential for a civilized society.

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