Set within a framing narrative told by Chrystal Croftangry, these three stories are set in the years following the Jacobite defeat and all feature characters who are leaving Scotland to seek their fortunes elsewhere. In “The Highland Widow” and “The Two Drovers,” two young men find themselves torn between traditional Scottish loyalties and the opportunities offered by England. And “The Surgeon’s Daughter” follows three young Scots to India during the first phase years of the British Empire.
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Walter Scott was born in Edinburgh in 1771, educated at the High School and University there and admitted to the Scottish Bar in 1792. From 1799 until his death he was Sheriff of Selkirkshire, and from 1806 to 1830 he… More about Sir Walter Scott
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Published by Penguin Classics Sep 30, 2003| 480 Pages| ISBN 9780140439892