Banished from his father's house, Frank Osbaldistone becomes involved in the conspiracy surrounding the disastrous Jacobite rising of 1715. His adventures take him across the Highland Line, where he finds cruelty and some unlikely friends.
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First published in 1817, "Rob Roy was not only a resounding success but also one of the first historical novels of its time. Full of swashbuckling action and intrigue, it tells the story of Frank Osbaldistone, the son of a wealthy British businessman, who travels to Scotland, where he is drawn into the lawless world of the fiercely noble outlaw Robert Roy MacGregor. Osbaldistone and Rob Roy, along with the witty Diane Vernon, embark on numerous adventures during the height of the Jacobite uprising. With sweeping descriptions of Scottish landscapes and vivid characterizations, "Rob Roy is an epic tale of heroism set against the backdrop of true Scottish history.About the Author:
Scottish writer Sir Walter Scott helped to popularise the historical novel as a literary genre, paving the way for others with his much loved succession of hugely popular books, including Ivanhoe, Rob Roy and Waverly.
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Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers. MASS MARKET PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0007449860 Brand New Book in Perfect Condition.Fast Shipping with tracking number. Codice libro della libreria YKDA-FBD-02136
Descrizione libro HarperPress, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 'Caution comes too late when we are in the midst of evils.' Set just before the Jacobite Rising in 1715, Scott drew upon the political and economic struggles leading up to the rebellion and the tumultuous history of the Highlands in his classic adventure novel Rob Roy. Despite the book's title, Frank Osbaldistone is the protagonist, travelling through England and the Scottish Highlands to collect a debt owed to his father by his cousin Rashleigh. On his journey he comes across the mysterious and striking Rob Roy, the infamous yet hunted outlaw. A story about justice, love and the harsh realities of 18th-century Highland life, Scott's work is still viewed as the ultimate historical adventure novel. Codice libro della libreria 022051
Descrizione libro HarperCollins Publishers, 2012. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0007449860