Woodstock or The Cavalier
Author: Sir Walter Scott
Soft cover. Some small damage to the cover, internals of the book in good condition. Everman's Library Edition.
"Woodstock, or The Cavalier" is a historical novel by Sir Walter Scott set during the tumultuous period of the English Civil War. Published in 1826, the story revolves around the eponymous Woodstock, a royalist estate in Oxfordshire, and the diverse characters inhabiting its surroundings. The narrative unfolds against the backdrop of political and social unrest, presenting a vivid portrayal of the clash between Cavaliers and Roundheads. The protagonist, Sir Henry Lee, a loyal royalist, finds his world disrupted when Woodstock is sequestered by the Parliamentarians. The novel weaves a tapestry of political intrigue, romance, and adventure, with Scott's characteristic flair for historical detail and his exploration of themes such as loyalty, honor, and the enduring impact of historical events on individuals and society. "Woodstock" remains a compelling work that captures the essence of a pivotal period in English history.
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