Sir Walter Scott - The Antiquary
In The Antiquary (1816), written by Sir Walter Scott, the character of the title, a collector of antiques, is not the hero, instead he provides the narration and commentaries on the story of a man kno...
Pros: Unforgettable characters. The Gothic Novel meets Scottish Rationalism. More challenging than any Crossword Puzzle.
Cons: Avoidable complexity. Too many asides and red herrings. Broad lowland Scots variety of English. Coincidences.