The Antiquary (unabridged)

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Sir Walter Scott

The Antiquary

Read by David Rintoul


Jonathan Oldbuck, the antiquary of the title, has a passion for the past – and delights in trying to convey it. He meets the mysteriously taciturn young Lovel and the two strike up a friendship, bonding over Roman ruins. When Lovel falls for Isabella, daughter of a local landowner, it looks like an impossible situation. Sharp, funny, gothic, romantic, and full of action, this is a thoroughly entertaining window on Scottish life in the summer of 1794: it was Scott’s intention to show the spirit of the times, and how the past affects the present – and it was his own favourite of all his novels.

  • Running Time: 17 h 57 m

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    Digital ISBN:978-1-78198-441-3
    Cat. no.:NA0576
    Produced by:Neil Rosser
    Edited by:Timothy Brown
    Released:May 23
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