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The tale of old mortality

Author: Walter Scott; Douglas S Mack
Publisher: Edinburgh : University Press ; New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Tale of old mortality.
Edinburgh : University Press ; New York, NY : Columbia University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)761278048
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scott; Douglas S Mack
ISBN: 074860443X 9780748604432 0231084706 9780231084703
OCLC Number: 28377421
Notes: The original version of Old mortality as written by the author prior to editing by his publisher.
Description: xvi, 522 pages ; 23 cm.
Other Titles: Old Mortality
Responsibility: Walter Scott ; edited by Douglas Mack.

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Scott's famous novel of 1816, in the clean, textually authoritative, thoroughly modern, indeed thrilling Edinburgh Edition. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.  Read more...

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The Edinburgh Edition respects Scott the artist by 'restoring' versions of the novels that are not quite what his first readers saw. Indeed, it returns to manuscripts that the printers never handled, Read more...

 
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