Weir of Hermiston

Weir of Hermiston

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In Stevenson's tale of father - son confrontation, the father, Adam Weir, is modelled on Lord Braxfield, the eighteenth-century 'hanging judge'. Weir, a 'risen man' who has married a wealthy but weak woman, is both feared and respected, not least by his own son, Archie. At a public hanging, Archie speaks out against capital punishment, knowing that it was his own father who sentenced the man.
Publisher: [Auckland, N.Z.] : Floating Press, ©2009.
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 electronic document (180 pages))

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