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'Tales of my Landlord' was a series of novels by Sir Walter Scott. There were four series: Portrait of Sir Walter Scott, by Sir Edwin Henry Landseer Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe during his time. ...

Of these, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor have been the most successful. The fourth were the least successful. Walter Scotts novel The Black Dwarf was part of his Tales of my Landlord, 1st series, published along with Old Mortality on 2 December 1816 by William Blackwood, Edinburgh, and John Murray, London. ... Old Mortality is a novel by Sir Walter Scott set in the period 1679 - 89 in south west Scotland. ... The Old Tolbooth, Edinburgh For the Scottish football (soccer) club Heart of Midlothian, see Heart of Midlothian F.C. The Heart of Midlothian is the seventh of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley novels, and by many considered the finest. ... The Bride of Lammermoor is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Scotland in the reign of Queen Anne. ... A Legend of Montrose is an historical novel by Sir Walter Scott, set in Scotland in the 1640s during the Civil War. ... Count Robert of Paris (1832) is a novel by Walter Scott It is part of Tales of My Landlord, 4th series. ... Castle Dangerous (1832) is a novel by Walter Scott. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ...


They were so called, because they were supposed to be tales collected from the (fictional) landlord of the Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh, compiled by a "Peter Pattieson", and edited and sent to the publisher by Jedediah Cleishbotham. This is gone into in great depth in the introduction to The Black Dwarf. Jedediah Cleishbotham is an imaginary editor in Scotts Tales of My Landlord. ...


The first series was planned to comprise four volumes, each containing a separate novel, but Scott by his own admission botched The Black Dwarf, and Old Mortality came to be three volumes in its own right. [1]. The other three series thus consisted of two volumes each, or just one, in the case of the third.


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