Waverley

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (17.15 hours)
Product Number: Z100108547
Released: Apr 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781781981191
Narrator/s: David Rintoul
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

First published with great success in 1814, Scott's first novel is set in the Scotland of 1745, amidst the Jacobite uprising. Widely considered the first English historical novel, this story of self-discovery follows the young Edward Waverley, an English soldier in the Hanoverian army. He is sent to Scotland, and there he visits both the Lowlands and the Highlands. Waverley meets both lairds and chieftains, and he is soon caught up in both the Jacobite cause and in romantic feelings for the lovely daughter of Baron Bradwardine, Rose, and the passionately political Flora Mac-Ivor, sister to Chieftain Fergus. Full of beautiful description of the natural scenery of Scotland, Scott drew on his childhood memories and talent as a writer to conserve a piece of history and a way of life threatened by civil war.

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CD
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Author(s): Sir Walter Scott
Narrator(s): David Rintoul
Product Number DD36898
Released: Apr 13, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9781781981184
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Author(s): Sir Walter Scott
Product Number EB00308569
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443432917

Professional reviews

"Sir Walter Scott's first historical novel takes place during the Jacobite Uprising of 1745. Young Englishman Edward Waverly goes to Scotland in the army but becomes intrigued by the Highlanders' cause and eventually changes his support from the Hanoverians to the Jacobites. David Rintoul's narration gives a natural cadence to Scott's prose. His clear, deep voice emphasizes the picturesque imagery Scott provides of the romantic landscape. Rintoul's vocal characterizations are expressive and demonstrate great versatility. In portraying the Scottish characters, especially Flora and Fergus Mac-Ivor, he captures the musicality and softness in their accent. Truly a classic of Romanticism, WAVERLEY is delightful in audio form, and Rintoul's narration enhances Scott's poetic style. D.M.W. © AudioFile 2018, Portland, Maine"

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