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Weir of Hermiston

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: [Waiheke Island] : Floating Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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
Electronic books
Fiction
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN: 9781775414209 1775414205
OCLC Number: 599974895
Notes: "First published in 1896"--T.p. verso.
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Robert Louis Stevenson.
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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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