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Woodstock

Author: Walter Scott; Tony Inglis; et al
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Woodstock opens in farce, yet it is one of Scott's darkest novels. It deals with revolution, to Scott the most disturbing of all subjects: 'it appears that every step we made towards liberty, has but brought us in view of more terrific perils'. Written during the financial crisis which led to his insolvency in January 1826, the novel, Scott feared, 'would not stand the test'. Yet it does: it is set in England in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Named Person: Oliver Cromwell
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Scott; Tony Inglis; et al
ISBN: 0748605835 9780748605835
OCLC Number: 45350717
Description: xvi, 654 p. ; 23 cm.
Responsibility: Walter Scott ; edited by Tony Inglis ... [et al.].
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A new edition of Woodstock based on the first edition but emended in the light of readings in the manuscript and proofs that were misread.  Read more...

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