The Monastery

The Monastery

Hardcover(Revised ed.)

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Find Out What Scott Really WroteGoing back to the original manuscripts, a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors, misreadings and expurgations crept in during production.The Edinburgh Edition offers you:* A clean, corrected text* Textual histories* Explanatory notes* Verbal changes from the first-edition text* Full glossariesTitle DescriptionSet on the eve of the Protestant Reformation in Scotland, The Monastery is full of supernatural events, theological conflict and humour. Located in the lawless Scottish Borders, the novel depicts the monastery of Kennaquhair (a thinly disguised Melrose Abbey, whose ruins are still to be seen near Scott's own home at Abbotsford) on the verge of dissolution, and the fortunes of two brothers as they respond to a new social and religious order. Highlights of the narrative include a moving encounter between two representatives of opposing sides in the Reformation controversy who had been students toget

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ISBN-13: 9780748605743
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 01/09/2001
Series: Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

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Penny Fielding is Senior Lecturer in English and Scottish Literature at the University of Edinburgh

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