Peveril of the Peak

Peveril of the Peak By Walter Scott, Peveril of the Peak Going back to the original manuscripts a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors misreadings and expurgations crept in during product
  • Title: Peveril of the Peak
  • Author: Walter Scott
  • ISBN: 9780748605781
  • Page: 373
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Peveril of the Peak By Walter Scott, Going back to the original manuscripts, a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors, misreadings and expurgations crept in during production Set against the backdrop of the Popish Plot to overturn Charles II, Peveril of the Peak explores the on going tensions between Cavalier and Puritan loyalties during the fGoing back to the original manuscripts, a team of scholars has uncovered what Scott originally wrote and intended his public to read before errors, misreadings and expurgations crept in during production Set against the backdrop of the Popish Plot to overturn Charles II, Peveril of the Peak explores the on going tensions between Cavalier and Puritan loyalties during the fraught years of Restoration England Ranging from Derbyshire to the Isle of Man and culminating in London, it is a novel which interweaves political intrigue, personal responsibilities and the ways in which the forces of history are played ou
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    1. Walter Scott

      Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name Sir Walter Scott was born on August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up in violent, dramatic changes in history.Scott s work shows the influence of the 18th century enlightenment He believed every human was basically decent regardless of class, religion, politics, or ancestry Tolerance is a major theme in his historical works The Waverley Novels express his belief in the need for social progress that does not reject the traditions of the past He was the first novelist to portray peasant characters sympathetically and realistically, and was equally just to merchants, soldiers, and even kings.Central themes of many of Scott s novels are about conflicts between opposing cultures Ivanhoe 1819 is about war between Normans and Saxons The Talisman 1825 is about conflict between Christians and Muslims His novels about Scottish history deal with clashes between the new English culture and the old Scottish Scott s other great novels include ,iOld Mortality 1816 , The Heart of Midlothian 1819 , and St Ronan s Well 1824 His Waverley series includes Rob Roy 1817 , A Legend of Montrose 1819 , and Quentin Durward 1823.Scott s amiability, generosity, and modesty made him popular with his contemporaries He was also famous for entertaining on a grand scale at his Scottish estate, Abbotsford.

    781 thoughts on “Peveril of the Peak”

    1. I am full of admiration for Walter Scott s energy and enthusiasm This story is set in the period of the Restauration The writer portrays the intrigue, conflict and resentment in the aftermath of a religious civil war It reads easily and well although the language is extremely rich and I suspect archaic in parts even at the time it was written, let alone today I liked it than Red Gauntlet , the other Scott novel which I have read, because I felt that the charcters were complex and in that sense [...]


    2. Peveril of the Peak is a historical adventures novel first published in 1822 It is set in the years following the English Civil War, and deals with the clash of ideologies that was common for many years in its aftermath, and culminates in the events surrounding the Popish Plot of 1678 This makes for a rich background, and the plot reflects this by being fast moving and interesting despite being one of Scotts longest novels The plot itself is predictable at times, not helped by Scotts habit of gi [...]


    3. Oh, Walter, Walter, why didn t you slow down a bit There is such a good story in here if one can penetrate the verbal diarrhoea which afflicted him in all his novels, this one than most but at least it s not in dialect.As with The Fortunes of Nigel , this novel comes to life once the Monarch is introduced The portrait of Charles II is totally believable, and rather likeable, as is Bad Lord Buckingham.but it shouldn t have needed 300 pages to get to the decent part of the story


    4. There are enough characters and plot twists in this book to have made two books at least It s mind boggling to think of Sir Walter writing all of this out by hand, and using a quill pen However, if you enjoy this worthy gentleman s work you won t be sorry to trudge on until the end Not his greatest work, but not least either.


    5. Yes my first Scott novel and loved the complex vocab and sentence structure which you needed to parse grammatically to understand properly is this a dying skill with lazy modern readers Took 147 pages to really get going but a very good evocation of Restoration England and the disfigure court of Charles Second with good portraits of Charles and the Duke of Buckingham


    6. Scott once again weaves a fun, adventurous, romantic tale It wraps up a little quickly at the end, but other than that I really enjoyed it.


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