Redgauntlet by Sir Walter Scott

Set in the mid-18th century, the novel weaves a tale of political intrigue and personal struggle, centered around a Jacobite rebellion plot. The story follows a young man who, while on a journey to discover his family's past, becomes entangled in a secret plan to restore the Stuart monarchy to the British throne. As he navigates a world of clandestine meetings, coded letters, and disguised identities, he encounters historical figures and experiences the tension between loyalty to one's heritage and the reality of contemporary political power. The narrative explores themes of honor, betrayal, and the complexities of allegiance during a tumultuous period in Scotland's history.

The 2430th greatest book of all time


Published
1824
Nationality
Scottish
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
145,000
Original Language
English

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