Monday, August 13, 2007

Even Quicker Question

Am putting together list for Outmoded Authors Challenge. I definitely want to have a Walter Scott, but which one? Need recommendations!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Rob Roy is kind of fun: cattle thieves, conspiracies, and a feisty, intellectual woman. Sure there are some dry spots (it is Walter Scott after all) but I thought it was quite fun!

jenclair said...

My favorite was Kenilworth, a version about the alleged murder of Amy Robisard, the Earl of Leicester's wife whom he married in secret to Elizabeth I's great displeasure.

However, I read Scott as a teenager and have no idea how his novels would hold up. I adored them at the time!

Gentle Reader said...

Waverley is the one I'd like to read, but I haven't yet, so expert I'm not. And people also say The Heart of Midlothian is good.

Eva said...

Thanks for all of the tips! Rob Roy is in my library, so I'll definitely be checking that one out. Kenilworth would be interesting to read because I read Phillipa Gregory's take on the same story this year. And I'll look at the other two as well!

meli said...

Ivanhoe of course!

btw, lovely blog-header.

Dorothy W. said...

If you read Waverley, we could read it together! Although, of course, I understand if you want to read one of the others ... :)

Eva said...

Meli, see that's the obvious one. ;) Of course you're a Medievalist, so that carries quite a bit of weight! I'm glad you like the header. :)

Dorothy W., that's tempting! I'll let you know what I decide. :)

meli said...

hihi! I read it early this year and found it quite entertaining. Robin Hood, Anglo-Saxons, and a hot Jewish chick. Kenilworth is on my list too, and as Scott is usually referred to as 'the author of Waverley', I guess that's also essential reading. I read most of 'The Pirate' a couple of years ago (my current supervisor edited it) and that's fun too. (The only reason I didn't finish it is that I read it for a class and had lots of time constraints...)

Eva said...

Meli, thanks for the expanded advice: I'm hoping to pick some of these up at the library. :)