Guy Mannering Or the Astrologer
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Sep 14, 2015 - 360 pages
Guy Mannering or The Astrologer is a novel by Sir Walter Scott. The book was a huge success, the first edition selling out on the first day of publication. Guy Mannering is set in the 1760s to 1780s, mostly in the Galloway area of southwest Scotland, but with episodes in Cumberland, Holland, and India. It tells the story of Harry Bertram, the son of the Laird of Ellangowan, who is kidnapped at the age of five by smugglers after witnessing the murder of a customs officer. It follows the fortunes and adventures of Harry and his family in subsequent years, and the struggle over the inheritance of Ellangowan. The novel also depicts the lawlessness that existed at the time, when smugglers operated along the coast and thieves frequented the country roads.
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