the tale of a poor gentleman - John Splendid - PDF novel

 the tale of a poor gentleman and the little wars of Lorn

the tale of a poor gentleman

A study of that elusive thing the Highland character; the hero a typical Gael, akin to Stevenson's Alan Breck. The scene lay in Inverary and the Argyleshire Highlands (c. 1645). Describes the household of the Marquis of Argyle, and the war with the Royalists under the Marquis of Montrose. 

Battle of Inverlochy described, and character of Argyle portrayed. Covers much the same ground as Scott's Legend of Montrose, though from the Covenanter's side; but, like Esmond, is in some sort a counterblast to historical romance, and reproduces with repellent realism the barbarities of the age and the horrors of war.

The book details :
  • Author: John Splendid 
  • Publication date: 1898
  • Company: New York: Dodd, Mead and company

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