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Weir of Hermiston

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson; Catherine Kerrigan
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Stevenson's tale of father - son confrontation, the father, Adam Weir, is modelled on Lord Braxfield, the eighteenth-century 'hanging judge'. Weir, a 'risen man' who has married a wealthy but weak woman, is both feared and respected, not least by his own son, Archie. At a public hanging, Archie speaks out against capital punishment, knowing that it was his own father who sentenced the man.
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Weir of Hermiston.
Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1995
(OCoLC)603842733
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Louis Stevenson; Catherine Kerrigan
ISBN: 0748604731 9780748604739
OCLC Number: 33257021
Description: xxxvi, 178 pages ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: edited by Catherine Kerrigan.
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A compelling story of father-son confrontation, Stevenson was working on this novel the day he died.  Read more...

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Under the general editorship of Catherine Kerrigan, the handsome new Centenary edition, inaugurated by the two volumes under review, seeks for the first time systematically to dislodge Colvin and Read more...

 
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