Old Mortality
by Scott, Walter, Sir
Hard cover

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Old Mortality by Walter Scott Set in 1679 during the Scottish populist rebellion known as the Covenanter uprising, The Tale of Old Mortality is one of the outstanding historical fictions of the nineteenth century. Henry Morton of Milnewood is compelled to take up arms against the royalists, who are led by Claverhouse, a true villain in Scottish history who is, nonetheless, one of Scott's most complex characters. A moderate Covenanter, Horton - whose loyalties are divided by his love for Edith, the beautiful granddaughter of Lady Margaret Bellenden - is one of the people's heroes who challenge King Charles II and change the course of Scottish history. Old Mortality is Scott's undisputed masterpiece and distills the humor, grit, and romance of the west of Scotland, past and present. We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and therefore have not been accessible to the general public. The aim of our publishing program is to facilitate rapid access to this vast reservoir of literature, and our view is that this is a significant literary work, which deserves to be brought back into print after many decades. The contents of the vast majority of titles in the Classic Library have been scanned from the original works. To ensure a high quality product, each title has been meticulously hand curated by our staff. Our philosophy has been guided by a desire to provide the reader with a book that is as close as possible to ownership of the original work. We hope that you will enjoy this wonderful classic work, and that for you it becomes an enriching experience.

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  • PID: 11929417065
  • Publisher: Adam and Charles Black
  • Seller: Martinsbooks
    Description: 430 p. Includes index. with notes
    Condition: Good in good dust jacket.
    Notes: This is a good copy with little shelf wear for age. Light bumping to corners commensurate with age. Previous owner's name in pencil on end paper. Inside clean with minimal browning or foxing.