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Walter Scott ↠ 9 Download Free download Rob Roy author Walter Scott ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub An historical novel as gripping as Scott's Ivanhoe It is a tale of adventure in the 18th century set in the Scottish highlands. This book was death And it wouldn t end I just could not get past the language in two ways1 Get to the point Sir Walter Scott apparently decided that there is no reason to use one word when five will suffice For instance rather than saying that a character was hungry because he ate lunch earlier than usual Scott notes instead that the character was hungry because he had ante dated his meridian repast having dined at twelve instead of one o clock then the general hour of dining Honestly reading this book was like listening to a preacher describe prom you may get the story but not the way you want to hear it2 Scottish isn t English I had high hopes that my Scottish blood would somehow instill in me to the ability to understand what in the world the Scottish characters were saying No such luck It s no fun to read a book in which half the dialogue looks like it was typed by a pre schoolerAt any rate for my two cents if you want to read Scott read Ivanhoe skip this one

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Walter Scott ↠ 9 Download Free download Rob Roy author Walter Scott ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Whose hero is the legendary maverick outlaw Rob Roy Macgregor Soon to be released by United Artists as a major motion picture. First a warning the movie Rob Roy has little to do with the novel Rob Roy except that they share the titular character I was 250 pages into this book before I finally realized this was the case I wouldn t want the rest of you to make a similar error The story is a bit complicated The book jacket says this is a tale set in the Jacobite Uprising of 1715 which sounds exciting but is true only to the extent necessary to sell this book to you The plot is much subtle than that The hero is not Rob Roy but young Francis Osbaldistone wha the callow son of a London tycoonmerchant whose business is what we would now describe as import export Dad has been trying to teach Francis the family business but exiles his son to northern England after discovering that Francis has been writing poetry Francis is sent to live at Osbaldistone Hall with his drunk uncle 5 drunk cousins and the uncle s beautiful yet mysterious ward Diana Vernon Francis sinister cousin Rashleigh goes to take Francis place at the family firm Rashleigh steals some bills of lading and absconds with them to Scotland where he hopes the resulting credit crunch will lead to armed insurrection and chaos note how this plot manages to be torn from the headlines of two eras Francis eager to prove himself to his father follows Rashleigh into Scotland where he eventually falls into the hands of Rob Roy the Scottish version of Robin Hood After a lot of running around among the Moors and Highlands everyone lives happily ever after The virtues of this novel are immediately apparent Scott s descriptions of the book s settings whether a London counting house a musty library an underground church downtown Glasgow an isolated loch a smokey tavern etc are simply masterful and I would say some of the best descriptive writing I have ever read Only Dostoyevsky and George Eliot are on the same level The characters are also masterfully developed with each character having a uirk or a uality that makes them vivid and three dimensional The love interest Diana Vernon is one of the great female characters in English literature a beautiful intellectual with a mysterious past and a penchant for secret plotting and a skilled horsewoman to boot Scott s tone gives this book a moral depth that is rare in literature Even the death of the book s most obnoxious character is treated as a mini tragedy The real triumph of this book is Scott s description of Scotland which was in 1715 a wild and chaotic land interestingly my research on the Internet indicates that Scott s readers considered the Scots to be euivalent to American Indians Much of this book is a travelogue of Scotland with plenty of descriptions of Scottish religious practice clans social customs and even clothes and weaponry There is also an extended seuence in Glasgow Scott s descriptions of the Scottish landscape add immeasurably to the tone of menace and mystery that the entire book is shrouded in from beginning to end His rendering of Scottish dialect is also excellent One imagines a young William Faulkner getting some of his ideas about dialogue from Scott s example The book has some weaknesses For one thing who foments a rebellion in Scotland by stealing some shipping papers in London It seems like a roundabout way to bring about the Jacobite Rebellion that is the book s main plot point The plot itself develops slowly the first 200 pages could be described as expository and then finishes in a rush of multiple denouements The character of Rob Roy looms over the book but he is not much in it until the last half More often then not he spends his time giving speeches justifying his life as an outlaw which probably seemed very important to Scott but doesn t resonate much in the 21st century Of course none of this should stop you from reading this book or any others by Scott He is one of the earliest novelists whose books can still be read for pleasure and Rob Roy is one of his good ones Inside the Crips: Life Inside L.A.'s Most Notorious Gang picture. First a warning the movie Rob Roy has little to do with the novel Rob Roy except that they share the titular character I was 250 African Laughter Four Visits to Zimbabwe pages into this book before I finally realized this was the case I wouldn t want the rest of you to make a similar error The story is a bit complicated The book jacket says this is a tale set in the Jacobite Uprising of 1715 which sounds exciting but is true only to the extent necessary to sell this book to you The West African Folk Tales plot is much subtle than that The hero is not Rob Roy but young Francis Osbaldistone wha the callow son of a London tycoonmerchant whose business is what we would now describe as import export Dad has been trying to teach Francis the family business but exiles his son to northern England after discovering that Francis has been writing Love Me Tender poetry Francis is sent to live at Osbaldistone Hall with his drunk uncle 5 drunk cousins and the uncle s beautiful yet mysterious ward Diana Vernon Francis sinister cousin Rashleigh goes to take Francis Stephen Hawking A Biography Greenwood Biographies place at the family firm Rashleigh steals some bills of lading and absconds with them to Scotland where he hopes the resulting credit crunch will lead to armed insurrection and chaos note how this The River of Doubt Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey plot manages to be torn from the headlines of two eras Francis eager to Truth Torture and the American Way The History and Conseuences of US Involvement in Torture prove himself to his father follows Rashleigh into Scotland where he eventually falls into the hands of Rob Roy the Scottish version of Robin Hood After a lot of running around among the Moors and Highlands everyone lives happily ever after The virtues of this novel are immediately apparent Scott s descriptions of the book s settings whether a London counting house a musty library an underground church downtown Glasgow an isolated loch a smokey tavern etc are simply masterful and I would say some of the best descriptive writing I have ever read Only Dostoyevsky and George Eliot are on the same level The characters are also masterfully developed with each character having a uirk or a uality that makes them vivid and three dimensional The love interest Diana Vernon is one of the great female characters in English literature a beautiful intellectual with a mysterious The Killing Fields past and a Philip II Of Macedonia: Greater Than Alexander penchant for secret Siam in Trade and War plotting and a skilled horsewoman to boot Scott s tone gives this book a moral depth that is rare in literature Even the death of the book s most obnoxious character is treated as a mini tragedy The real triumph of this book is Scott s description of Scotland which was in 1715 a wild and chaotic land interestingly my research on the Internet indicates that Scott s readers considered the Scots to be euivalent to American Indians Much of this book is a travelogue of Scotland with Let Freedom Swing plenty of descriptions of Scottish religious Debby (Voices of the South) practice clans social customs and even clothes and weaponry There is also an extended seuence in Glasgow Scott s descriptions of the Scottish landscape add immeasurably to the tone of menace and mystery that the entire book is shrouded in from beginning to end His rendering of Scottish dialect is also excellent One imagines a young William Faulkner getting some of his ideas about dialogue from Scott s example The book has some weaknesses For one thing who foments a rebellion in Scotland by stealing some shipping Frank The Voice papers in London It seems like a roundabout way to bring about the Jacobite Rebellion that is the book s main The Fellowship of the Ring plot Relativism point The A Foreigner Carrying in the Crook of His Arm a Tiny Bomb plot itself develops slowly the first 200 Sidonia the Sorceress the Supposed Destroyer of the Whole Reigning Ducal House of Pomerania Volume 2 pages could be described as expository and then finishes in a rush of multiple denouements The character of Rob Roy looms over the book but he is not much in it until the last half More often then not he spends his time giving speeches justifying his life as an outlaw which Winter Poems (pb) probably seemed very important to Scott but doesn t resonate much in the 21st century Of course none of this should stop you from reading this book or any others by Scott He is one of the earliest novelists whose books can still be read for Rage Therapy pleasure and Rob Roy is one of his good ones

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Walter Scott ↠ 9 Download Free download Rob Roy author Walter Scott ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Starring Liam Neeson John Hurt Jessica Lange and Tim Roth Included also in the 485 pages Author's Introduction Notes Glossery. This was very well narrated but not very interesting The story is mostly about Frank a young man who is raised with too much money He s sent to the ancestral estates near the Scottish border where he gets into a bit of a mess which takes him into Scotland That s about halfway through where I got lost simply because the narration was so good Scottish is absolutely incomprehensible You d think with my good Scottish name I d understand it Nope I was born in the USA I don t understand Scottish It sounds like someone stuffed 200 year old English English tough enough to understand into a garbage disposal which then regurgitated it while being beat by a stick Even when we share common words they re tough to decipher but they also have enough of their own to reuire a glossary in the back of the printed edition That probably would have been a better format for this story but I don t know if I would have finished it then eitherI tried but Rob Roy barely made any appearances it just wasn t worth the effort I was over halfway through the action was really picking up but I just kept missing too much due to the language barrierIt s a shame I really liked Ivanhoe Tales of a Grandfather This just wasn t in the same class


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    PDF DOWNLOAD Rob Roy author Walter Scott ↠ Walter Scott Summary Rob Roy author Walter Scott The protagonist in the novel Rob Roy is Francis Osbaldistone an unappealing moniker not the title character The famous criminal he was a cattle thief has been written about many times before but who has ever heard of this man makes

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  • Rob Roy author Walter Scott
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  • 01 December 2018
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