Tale of Old Mortality

Tale of Old Mortality

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Overview

The Tale of Old Mortality describes the lives - and often violent deaths - the hopes, and the struggles, of the Covenanters in late seventeenth-century Scotland. A tale of extremism, bigotry and cruelty, it is redeemed by its characters' courage and loyalty, and their passionate belief in religious and civil liberty. Considered to be one of the greatest novels of the nineteenth century, its influence pervades European writing from Stendhal to Tolstoy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780748604432
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 08/01/1993
Series: Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels EUP Series
Pages: 542
Product dimensions: 8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author



The late Douglas S. Mack was formerly Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Stirling.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii
The Waverley Novels in Penguin ix
Introduction xii
Chronology of Walter Scott xxx
Further Reading xxxix
A Note on the Text xlii
THE TALE OF OLD MORTALITY
Volume I
5(114)
Volume II
119(130)
Volume III
249(105)
Historical Note 354(5)
Map 359(1)
Explanatory Notes 360(68)
Glossary 428

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