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Old Mortality (Oxford World"s Classics)

by Sir Walter Scott

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Published by Oxford University Press .
Written in English


Edition Notes

ContributionsJane Stevenson (Editor), Peter Davidson (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages612
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7384269M
ISBN 10019283763X
ISBN 109780192837639
OCLC/WorldCa46880782

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 is considered one of Scott's best Edition: Reprint. Seminar paper from the year in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1, University of Vienna, language: English, abstract: In this seminar paper I am going to deal with Katherine Anne Porter's short story Old Mortality, which was first published in the Southern Review, in (Literature Online Biography).

Get this from a library! Old Mortality. [Walter Scott; Angus Calder] -- First publisher in Publisher in the Penguin English Library 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 as he.

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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 Cited by: Old Mortality by Katherine Anne Porter is a short novel set in the South at the turn of the twentieth century.

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Old Mortality chanced to be at the same place, on the usual business of his pilgrimage; for the Castle of Dunnottar, though lying in the anti-covenanting district of the Mearns, was, with the parish churchyard, celebrated for the oppressions sustained there by the Cameronians in.

Old Mortality is Scott's single best novel, without an ounce of fat in its taut, well-paced, and exciting narrative. The language of the characters--all of them, except for the hero and one or two other, fanatics of one type or another--is rich and fascinating, and the window it provides on a crucial moment of British history is indispensible.5/5(4).

Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project by: 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. 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 is considered one of Scott's best novels. Old Mortality is not as well known nor is it as popular as Rob Roy, Ivanhoe or Kenilworth, all of which followed it in the five years subsequent to its publication in It also precedes The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor, both of which were part of Scott's series of novels "Tales of My Landlord"/5(8).

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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 :.

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