The Waverley Novels, 1. Weaverley

[Waverley. The Waverley Novels, 1]
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Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
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Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
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Sir Walter Scott published this first historical novel without much conviction — in fact he delivered it with a pseudonym — but it was a great success and marked the beginning of his fame. The novel follows in the footsteps of Waverley, an English nobleman who in 1745 went to visit a friend in Scotland, where he met his future wife. In the middle of his stay in that country the war between the clans of the mountains (the highlanders) and the government of England began, and he was invited to take part in the revolution. Differences of religious belief are treated with respect, and deference to Catholics is noted.


Author: Jorge Gaspar, Portugal, 2019