ROB ROY. “Oxford world`s classics“. (SIR WALTER
For the most popular of his Scottish romances, published at the end of 1817,...
|Автор||Sir Walter Scott|
|Издателство||OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|ID на книга||21421763|
For the most popular of his Scottish romances, published at the end of 1817, Scott drew on the legends and historical anecdotes about Rob Roy MacGregor he had collected in his youth. The famous outlaw is only one of a series of vivid characters who cast their spell of the novel's hero, Frank Osbaldistone, on his journey through the wild northern territories of the new United Kingdom. Banished from his father's house, falling hopelessly in love with the spirited Diana Vernon, Frank becomes involved in he conspiracy surrounding the disastrous Jacobite rising of 1715. His adventures take him to `MacGregor's country', across the Highland Line, where he finds cruelty, heartbreak, and some unlikely friends