The Talisman

The Talisman

by Walter Scott

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Going 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 DescriptionThe second volume in the Tales of the Crusaders, The Talisman is set in Palestine during the Third Crusade (1189-92). Scott constructs a story of chivalric action, apparently adopting a medieval romance view of the similarities in the values of both sides. But disguise is the leading theme of the tale: it is not just that characters frequently wear clothing that conceals their identity, but that professions and cultures hide their true nature. In this novel the Christian leaders are divided by a factious criminality, and are contrasted to the magnanimity and decisiveness of Saladin, the leader of

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ISBN-13: 9781479349845
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/02/2012
Pages: 512
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.03(d)

About the Author



J. H. Alexander is Reader Emeritus in English at the University of Aberdeen P. D. Garside is Professor of Bibliography and Textual Studies at the University of Edinburgh David Hewitt is Regius Chalmers Professor of English Literature at the University of Aberdeen

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