Sir Walter Scott who invented the historical novel is still the writer to whom we turn when we seek the undiluted pleasures of narrative romance. His Rob Roy (1817) is a rousing tale of skulduggery and highway robbery, villainy andnobility, treasonous plots and dramaticescapes and young love. From Londonto the North of England to the Scottish Highlands, it follows the unjustly banished young merchant's son Francis as he strives to out-maneuver the unscrupulousadventurer plotting to destroy him and allies himself with the cunning, dangerous, and dashing outlaw Rob Roy MacGregor in a heroic effort to regain his rightful place and win the hand of the girl he loves.
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About the Author
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a poet, novelist, ballad-collector, critic, and man of letters. Scott may be most renowned as the founder of the genre of the historical novel, involving tales of gallantry, romance and chivalry.
“When I think of Rob Roy I am impatient with all other novels.”—Robert Louis Stevenson