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The Abbott

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The Abbot (1820) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. A sequel to The Monastery, it is one of Scott's Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots. It is concerned mainly with Queen Mary's imprisonment at Loch Leven Castle in 1567, her escape, and her defeat. Parallel to this is the romance of Roland Graeme, a dim-witted but spirited youth. He is brought up at the castle of Avenel by Mary Avenel and her husband, Halbert Glendinning. Roland is sent by the Regent Murray to be page to Mary Stuart with directions to guard her. He falls in love with Catherine Seyton, who is one of the ladies-in-waiting to the queen. He is found later to be the heir to Avenel. Edward Glendinning, the brother of Halbert, is the abbot of the title, the last abbot of the monastery described in the preceding novel.

This copy of the book is clearly old, probably about 75 years, but is in a generally good condition. The spine has faded substantially and is worn at the top and bottom, there is some slight wear to the corners of the cover and the gold edging on the top of the pages has several scratches. The inside pages are very well preserved with clear print and illustrations.

Item details

Author(s):
Sir Walter Scott
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First by this publisher
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
553
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
The Abbott

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The Abbot (1820) is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott. A sequel to The Monastery, it is one of Scott's Tales from Benedictine Sources and is set in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots. It is concerned mainly with Queen Mary's imprisonment at Loch Leven Castle in 1567, her escape, and her defeat. Parallel to this is the romance of Roland Graeme, a dim-witted but spirited youth. He is brought up at the castle of Avenel by Mary Avenel and her husband, Halbert Glendinning. Roland is sent by the Regent Murray to be page to Mary Stuart with directions to guard her. He falls in love with Catherine Seyton, who is one of the ladies-in-waiting to the queen. He is found later to be the heir to Avenel. Edward Glendinning, the brother of Halbert, is the abbot of the title, the last abbot of the monastery described in the preceding novel.

This copy of the book is clearly old, probably about 75 years, but is in a generally good condition. The spine has faded substantially and is worn at the top and bottom, there is some slight wear to the corners of the cover and the gold edging on the top of the pages has several scratches. The inside pages are very well preserved with clear print and illustrations.

Author(s):
Sir Walter Scott
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
First by this publisher
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
553
Publisher:
Collins
Title:
The Abbott

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