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Scott, Walter, Sir, 1771-1832.
Tale of old mortality.
Edinburgh : University Press ; New York, NY : Columbia University Press, c1993
Walter Scott; Douglas S Mack
|ISBN:||074860443X 9780748604432 0231084706 9780231084703|
|Anmerkungen:||The original version of Old mortality as written by the author prior to editing by his publisher.|
|Beschreibung:||xvi, 522 p. ; 23 cm.|
|Serientitel:||Edinburgh edition of the Waverley novels, v.4B.|
|Andere Titel||Old Mortality|
|Verfasserangabe:||Walter Scott ; edited by Douglas Mack.|
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.