Book Reviews of Old Mortality (Penguin English Library ; El 98)

Old Mortality (Penguin English Library ; El 98)
Old Mortality - Penguin English Library ; El 98
Author: Walter, Sir Scott, Angus Calder
ISBN-13: 9780140430981
ISBN-10: 0140430989
Publication Date: 7/30/1975
Pages: 608
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
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2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
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A great novel until the last 100 pages or so. Scott's justly famous for his battle scenes and epic sweep but what's really impressive here is the range of characterization. You'll be terrified by the novel's religious fanatics and amused by the miserly Laird of Milnwood who serves his guests a porridge "in which ocean of liquid was indistinctly discovered, by close observers, two or three short ribs of lean mutton sailing to and fro." Isn't that as good as Wodehouse?
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This book is probably more for the diehard Scott fan. I've read & enjoyed Ivanhoe & Waverley, but this book was a little too talky for me.