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This is an auction for ROB ROY by Sir Walter Scott.

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"ROB ROY (1817) is an historical novel by Walter Scott. It is narrated by Frank Osbaldistone, the son of an English merchant who travels first to the North of England, and subsequently to the Scottish Highlands to collect a debt stolen from his father. On the way he encounters the larger-than-life title character of Rob Roy MacGregor. Though Rob Roy is not the lead character (in fact the narrative does not move to Scotland until half way through the book) his personality and actions are key to the development of the novel . . . ROB ROY was written from the Spring of 1817 and published on Hogmanay of that year. The demand for the novel was huge and a ship from Leith to London contained nothing but an entire edition of it. Furthermore, ROB ROY was written at a time when many Europeans started regretting colonialism and imperialism as reports circulated back of horrendous atrocities towards "primitive" cultures. It was also a time when debates raged about the slave trade, the British occupation of India, and, more relevant to the novel, the disastrous effect of the Highland Clearances. Many writers would praise pre-commercial cultures and their defiance against the corrupting influence of commercial imperialism and "civilized" values. What was evidently being championed before Scott wrote Rob Roy was a pre-commercial cultures primitive resistance. The term "guerrilla" came about during this period, due to the influence of the Peninsular War . . . "

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Penguin paperback 1995.

501 pages.

Near new condition.

The cost of shipping is $3.95.

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