Saturday, September 3, 2016

Weaverley by sir Walter Scott

Just finished the first novel of Scott, with the title Weaverley.
It is one of the classic books of Scottish literature and narrates the story of an English gentleman of the name Weaverley, that serves as an officer in the English army during the Jacobite civil war.

Apart from the very long editorial, which may or may not exist in different versions of the book, and the somewhat flowery style of sir Scott, the book is captivating. It is describing the social structure in the scottish highlands during the civil war and also describes how the war itself affected the future generations of Scotland.

Overall a very interesting reading to anyone who is interested in understanding the complicated history of Scotland.