An adventure tale filled with brave deeds and cowardly conspiracies, noble heroes, and despicable traitors, Rob Roy sweeps readers into the turmoil that erupted in England and Scotland after the death of Queen Anne. Based on the real-life Rob Roy MacGregor, this tale of the courageous and embittered outlaw leader of the Jacobite Uprising explores a theme common in Scott's work: the disappearance of the heroic values of chivalry as society became more ordered and prosperous.
Scott's novel celebrates the "primitive" Highlander of the 1760s.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Subgenre: Classics, Literary, Human Qualities + Behavior, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, Family + Friendship, Conflicts + Dualities, Historical Fiction, General