Scottish Chiefs

Scottish Chiefs

by Jane Porter, Kate Douglas Wiggin (Editor), 2 othersNora A. Smith (Editor), N. C. Wyeth (Illustrator)
©1956, Item: 85963
Hardcover, 503 pages
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From the dust jacket:

For a book that had lived a century, to have as its editor in a skillful abridgment Kate Douglas Wiggin, and as its illustrator N. C. Wyeth, was fortunate indeed. The happy combination has kept this story of the times of Robert the Bruce, of Scottish chiefs, and particularly of Sir William Wallace, alive for almost another half century. Mrs Wiggin speaks of the story as "enchanting, pathetic, breathless in suspense, thrilling in its rapidity of movement and its astonishing wealth of interest." It is all of these.

Written by a "carefully sheltered" young Englishwoman, the book became a spectacular success and the author was frequently greeted in public with the music of the song that seemed to belong to her as well as to Scotland:

"Scots wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots wham Bruce hath often led
Welcome to your gory bed,
Or to victory!"

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