Woodstock Or The Cavalier

Woodstock Or The Cavalier This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age it may contain imperfections such as marks notations marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is c

  • Title: Woodstock Or The Cavalier
  • Author: Walter Scott
  • ISBN: 9780766187726
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modernThis scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.

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    1. The strengths of Walter Scott's novels are character portrayal and vivid and highly demanding language and there is both aplenty in this account from the time of the English Revolution and First Commonwealth. This is a well told and straightforward (in plot, not language!) account of the future Charles' Second's escape from his pursuers. Both Cromwell and Charles Stuart (Charles II to be )have roles in this tale, which is a vivid admixture of historical romance and historical fact. There is a su [...]

    2. Okay, why has no one read this book?? It's even better than Ivanhoe in my opinion anyway! Okay, yeah, I'll admit to it, I found it in a box in my uncle attic, together with a load of other books he could not bear to trow away, but didn't need, like or whatever, anymore (I mean, who understands adults? this said by an adult, I'm 20, but I still ask this myself, sometimes). It is one of the less known works of Walter Scott, I gather, but I loved it. Spirits, war, prominent historical figures, love [...]

    3. Both the Lord Protector,Oliver Cromwell, and his very contrasting successor as head of state (after the Restoration), Charles II, figure as well developed characters in this engrossing story. Set in the title town (not far from Oxford) just after the two British civil wars ended with Cromwell victorious in battle (if less so in politics), two cousins of a family wrenched apart by the divisive controversies of the time find it well nigh impossible to accomplish the marital union they have long co [...]

    4. Unexceptional within the Scott canon. The story centers around the aftermath of the English Revolution, and takes place in and arouind the royal hunting lodge of Woodstock. Scott takes a story of parlimentary agenst being driven from the royal lodge by supernatural forces, and fleshes it out. Nothing really novel here from Scott. A perfect hero and heroine living through a turbulent period in English history, colorful minor characters, some cameos by historical figures. It will entertain fans of [...]

    5. I cannot understand how Sir Walter could write tripe like 'The Talisman' then follow it up with a wonderful tale like this. One of his great strengths was the portrayal of historical figures, and in this story of the aftermath of the English Civil War, both Oliver Cromwell and the young Charles II are brought to life in a totally believable way. There's a wonderful mad cavalier, some ranting Roundheads, a feisty heroine and a wonderful dog. The story is page-turningly exciting, although obviousl [...]

    6. I loved the story, but had difficulty with the old world language (olde English) at first. As I progressed in the story, the context helped to decipher the unfamiliar terms. A huge dictionary helped too. Sir Walter Scott is definitely worth the challenge. I loved the loyalty, honor and friendship portrayed by the characters. His stories have history, romance, suspense, and happy endings. I am currently reading two more of his novels.

    7. Like many classics this book takes a while to really get going, but once it does it has romance, adventure, intrigue, as well as interesting moral dilemmas. It is historical fiction with Charles Stuart and Oliver Cromwell as prominent characters. I really liked it.

    8. I found this a most enjoyable read. I love the way Scott's story turns on the conflicting religious and political perspectives of men and women at the time of the English Civil War, and how he also shows these individuals as fallible, inconsistent, funny and humane. I found it fascinating that Cromwell and Charles Stewart both had central roles in the story: the way Scott portrayed them as each powerful yet with weaknesses felt true to life. And I enjoyed the fact that two strong women character [...]

    9. Published in 1826, Woodstock is a historical adventure based on the fictional premise that Charles II briefly went to ground in Woodstock during his flight following the defeat a Worcester. The first half of the novel proceeds at a snail's pace, and only speeds up a little in the second half, before picking up a little more pace in the last 50 pages. I put this down to the thin storyline being spread over too many pages - a decent editor would have been generous with the blue pencil and could ha [...]

    10. Another masterful tale by Scott in the historical fiction genre, showing his mastery of plot structure, characterization, supernatural phenomena, historical elucidation and true comic hilarity. Set in 1649, in the days immediately following the execution of Charles I by the Roundhead forces led by Oliver Cromwell, the novel focuses on the attempts of Charles' son to escape England and thereby save his life. The locale of the title is a country lodge outside Oxford, which was used as a hunting ba [...]

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