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 and nobility, treasonous plots and dramatic escapes--and young love. From London to 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 unscrupulous adventurer 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