- File Size: 4160 KB
- Print Length: 359 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1979237247
- Publisher: e-artnow (March 2, 2018)
- Publication Date: March 2, 2018
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B07B7Q923R
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,520,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Peveril of the Peak: Historical Novel Kindle Edition
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Scott did, and out of them weaves a romance of unremitting page-turningness that also features divided lovers, a mysterious deaf-mute beauty suspected of being an elf, vile panderers, scummy scheming nobles, bible-bashing maniacs, a vainglorious dwarf, sword-fights, intrigues, insurrection, comedy, Newgate prison and the Tower of London, loyal old cavaliers and the charming Charles who isn't really worthy of them, stout yeomen and saucy serving-wenches, court courtesans, Teutonic smugglers, a chameleonic epicure manipulator, a misshapen proto-Senator McCarthy with a ridiculous rural accent, castles, kafkaesque paranoia, passion requited and unrequited, inquisitors, secret passages, assassins, ghostly legends, moonlit flights, and jaw-dropping episodes of real history that were too interesting to teach you in school.
It isn't enough to say his characters live: at times he had more animating genius to breathe into them than any man since Shakespeare. Why do people bother with drugs, extreme sports and sex when Sir Walter Scott books are available?
How lovely to read well framed English instead of the modern uninspiring often grammatically wrong and very often obscene offerings from modern writers full of colloquial rubbish. Give me the classics every time
HOWEVER DOWNLOADING WAS EASY AND IT WAS FREE.
Nice Peak District local colour, but altogether, I'm glad it was free.