Redgauntlet
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Redgauntlet

By Sir Walter Scott
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Book Description

Arguably Scott's finest novel, and the last of his major Scottish novels, Redgauntlet centers around a third, fictitious, Jacobite rebellion set in the summer of 1765. The novel's hero, young Darsie Latimer, is kidnapped by Edward Hugh Redgauntlet, a fanatical supporter of the Stewart cause, and finds himself caught up in the plot to install the exiled Bonnie Prince Charlie on the British throne. First published in 1824, this is perhaps Scott's most complex statement about the relation between history and fiction. This new edition features the Magnum text of 1832, the last to be corrected by Scott, and it includes Scott's own notes. This reissue is the only available critical edition and it includes a fine introduction by Kathryn Sutherland, who examines the historical context, the novel's structure and style, and the story itself. The book also includes an up-to-date bibliography, a timeline of Scottish history in the period relating to the novel, a chronology of Scott's life and work, full explanatory notes, and a glossary of Scots words.

Table of Contents
  • REDGAUNTLET
    • INTRODUCTION
  • REDGAUNTLET
    • LETTER I
      • DARSIE LATIMER TO ALAN FAIRFORD
    • LETTER II
      • ALAN FAIRFORD TO DARSIE LATIMER
    • LETTER III
      • DARSIE LATIMER TO ALAN FAIRFORD
    • LETTER IV
      • THE SAME TO THE SAME
    • LETTER V
      • ALAN FAIRFORD TO DARSIE LATIMER
    • LETTER VI
      • DARSIE LATIMER TO ALAN FAIRFORD
    • LETTER VII
      • THE SAME TO THE SAME (In continuation.)
    • LETTER VIII
      • ALAN FAIRFORD TO DARSIE LATIMER
    • LETTER IX
      • ALEXANDER FAIRFORD, W.S., TO MR. DARSIE LATIMER
    • LETTER X
      • DARSIE LATIMER TO ALAN FAIRFORD
    • LETTER XI
      • THE SAME TO THE SAME
    • LETTER XII
      • THE SAME TO THE SAME
    • LETTER XIII
      • ALAN FAIRFORD TO DARSIE LATIMER
    • CHAPTER I
      • NARRATIVE
    • CHAPTER II
    • CHAPTER III
    • CHAPTER IV
      • DARSIE LATIMER'S JOURNAL, IN CONTINUATION
    • CHAPTER V
      • DARSIE LATIMER'S JOURNAL, IN CONTINUATION
    • CHAPTER VI
      • LATIMER'S JOURNAL, IN CONTINUATION
    • CHAPTER VII
      • LATIMER'S JOURNAL, IN CONTINUATION
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • LATIMER'S JOURNAL, IN CONTINUATION
    • CHAPTER IX
      • LATIMER'S JOURNAL, IN CONTINUATION
    • CHAPTER X
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD
    • CHAPTER XI
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XII
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XIII
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XIV
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XV
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XVI
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XVII
      • NARRATIVE OF DARSIE LATIMER
    • CHAPTER XVIII
      • NARRATIVE OF DARSIE LATIMER, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XIX
      • NARRATTVE OF DARSIE LATIMER, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XX
      • NARRATIVE OF DARSIE LATIMER, CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XXI
      • NARRATIVE OF ALAN FAIRFORD
    • CHAPTER XXII
      • NARRATIVE CONTINUED
    • CHAPTER XXIII
      • NARRATIVE CONTINUED
    • CONCLUSION, BY DR. DRYASDUST
      • IN A LETTER TO THE AUTHOR OF WAVERLEY
    • NOTES
      • NOTE 1.—THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS
    • GLOSSARY
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