9 edition of The tale of old mortality found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (xxxix-xli).
|Statement||Walter Scott ; edited with an introduction by Douglas S. Mack.|
|Contributions||Mack, Douglas S.|
|LC Classifications||PR5320 .O4 1999|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xlvi, 447 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||447|
|LC Control Number||00265318|
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"Old Mortality" is a novel by Sir Walter Scott set in in south west Scotland. Along with "The Black Dwarf", it forms Scott's "Tales of My Landlord".
"Old Mortality" was planned as the second volume of the Tales, which was originally to consist of four volumes each containing a separate regional tale/5. The tale of Old Mortality is certainly one of the great Waverley novels.
Scott was writing about a historical period he knew well and a subject he cared deeply about. The result is a story both exciting and informative, full of romance and action.5/5(3).
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 : The book series is intended to preserve the cultural legacy and to promote the timeless works of classical literature.
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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. Old Mortality, novel by Sir Walter Scott, published in and a masterpiece in the genre of historical story takes place in Scotland in during a time of political turmoil, when the dissenting Covenanters were up in arms against the English King Charles II.
The main character, Henry Morton, is a moderate who is compelled to support the Covenanters when he. Katherine Anne Porter's short novel "Old Mortality" might be a tale of teenage rebellion except that the rebellious acts are all committed by an aunt long dead.
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Old Mortality by Katherine Anne Porter is a short novel set in the South at the turn of the twentieth century. The narrative revolves around the. 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.5/5(1). 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 /5(). “Old Mortality” was the last novel written by Scott before the malady which tormented his stoicism in Every reader has his own favourite, but few will place this glorious tale lower than second in the list of his incomparable romances. Old Mortality is a novel by Sir Walter Scott set in the period in south west Scotland.
It forms, along with The Black Dwarf, the 1st series of Scott's Tales of My Landlord. The two novels were published together in Old Mortality (), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the `killing time'.
Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's royalist oppressors, little. We all know that Sir Walter Scott invented the historical novel. Some scholars also call him father of the political novel. THE TALE OF OLD MORTALITY () is certainly a political novel.
And a religious novel. And an historical novel. And a love story. And a masterpiece of psychological analysis.5/5(4). Old Mortality (), which many consider the finest of Scott's Waverley novels, is a swift-moving historical romance that places an anachronistically liberal hero against the forces of fanaticism in seventeenth-century Scotland, in the period infamous as the `killing time'.
Its central character, Henry Morton, joins the rebels in order to fight Scotland's royalist /5(15). Old Mortality is Scott’s undisputed masterpiece and distills the humor, grit, and romance of the west of Scotland, past and present. pages, with a reading time of ~ hours (, words), and first published in /5(3).
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