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Known better for his novel-length work, Sir Walter Scott nevertheless wrote a few short stories. This volume consist of three of Scott's tragic short stories: "The Highland Widow," a tale of Elspat, the widow of MacTavish Mhor, one of the last of the Highland mauraders, and her ill-fated attempt to have her son follow in her husband's footsteps; "The Two Drovers," the stor Known better for his novel-length work, Sir Walter Scott nevertheless wrote a few short stories. This volume consist of three of Scott's tragic short stories: "The Highland Widow," a tale of Elspat, the widow of MacTavish Mhor, one of the last of the Highland mauraders, and her ill-fated attempt to have her son follow in her husband's footsteps; "The Two Drovers," the story of a dispute between a Highland drover and his Yorkshire companion; and "The Surgeon's Daughter," a tale of a wife, lured to India by her husband to help further his ambitions and greed. T


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Known better for his novel-length work, Sir Walter Scott nevertheless wrote a few short stories. This volume consist of three of Scott's tragic short stories: "The Highland Widow," a tale of Elspat, the widow of MacTavish Mhor, one of the last of the Highland mauraders, and her ill-fated attempt to have her son follow in her husband's footsteps; "The Two Drovers," the stor Known better for his novel-length work, Sir Walter Scott nevertheless wrote a few short stories. This volume consist of three of Scott's tragic short stories: "The Highland Widow," a tale of Elspat, the widow of MacTavish Mhor, one of the last of the Highland mauraders, and her ill-fated attempt to have her son follow in her husband's footsteps; "The Two Drovers," the story of a dispute between a Highland drover and his Yorkshire companion; and "The Surgeon's Daughter," a tale of a wife, lured to India by her husband to help further his ambitions and greed. T

30 review for Chronicles of the Canongate by Sir Walter Scott, Fiction, Historical, Literary, Classics

  1. 4 out of 5

    Lucy

    There are many aspects to this work. The actual stories take up less space than the introductions, the explanatory notes and the framing device, a method of storytelling which Scott returned to time and time again. There is also a long verbatim report of speeches at an Edinburgh dinner of the great and the good literati and others of the time. All these elements, taken together, go a long way to explaining the character of the modern Scots and the continuing rumbles about independence. I thoroug There are many aspects to this work. The actual stories take up less space than the introductions, the explanatory notes and the framing device, a method of storytelling which Scott returned to time and time again. There is also a long verbatim report of speeches at an Edinburgh dinner of the great and the good literati and others of the time. All these elements, taken together, go a long way to explaining the character of the modern Scots and the continuing rumbles about independence. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Karise

    This is an amazing book! It's mid 18th century so the pace is slower but the content more than makes up for it! This is a book about culture clash, and those stuck in the middle. (Something I am very interested in) I would especialy recommend the short story 'The Highland Widow', and 'The Two Drovers'. Little gems of story.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Erin

    Read for college Scotland into the Modern World literature class

  4. 5 out of 5

    EvaLovesYA

    En rigtig god kilde ifb. med et semesterfag på engelskstudiet. - Brugt på universitetet (engelsk)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Mrs. C.

    A collection of stories with ironic twists. A great way to read Scott in small doses.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    Didn't particularly enjoy the style of writing however will probably read Rob Roy to see whether it is Walter Scott's style that doesn't suit me or this particular work.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    There's a point in the 80-page introduction in which the narrator suggests skipping the next few pages if you, the reader, are feeling sleepy. Worthwhile advice.

  8. 5 out of 5

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