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Guy ManneringHöfundur: Walter Scott Rafbók
"Guy Mannering" is the story of young Henry Bertram’s kidnapping. The heir to a wealthy ancestral estate, his family’s lawyer has him kidnapped in the hopes that with no male heir, the estate and its wealth, will revert to him. Henry is raised in Holland, with a new name completely unaware of the life stolen from him. In a globe-trotting adventure, filled with romance, conspiracy and violence, Henry will be forced to reckon with his past by fighting for what he loves.
Scott has created a lovingly detailed tale, full of vivid and lively characters each with their own desires and machinations that culminate in a climactic, satisfying finale. This eternal classic, packed with humour and stark honesty deserves a place in your collection. If you loved Denis Villeneuve's award winning thriller 'Prisoners', or 'Taken' then this book is absolutely for you.
Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) was a Scottish writer, poet, and historian. A jurist by formation, he was also a judge and a soldier, serving with the Edinburgh Dragoons in anticipation of a French invasion. He played a major role in bringing the Sturm und Drang literary movement to the United Kingdom, through translations, but also through his own artistic creations.
Thanks to his command of history and his literary skill, he is a seminal figure in the establishment of the historical novel genre and a pillar of European literary Romanticism. He wrote numerous well-known historical novels, including "Waverley, " "Rob Roy", and "Ivanhoe", which have inspired countless authors and adaptations ever since.