1816 1ed Walter Scott Landlord Tales Waverly Scotland Old Morality Black Dwarf 4v
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave...when first we practice to deceive.”
Sir Walter Scott was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright and poet. Many of his works remain classics of both English-language literature and of Scottish literature.
These 1816 four volumes comprise the first installment of the ‘Tales of My Landlord’ series, a subset of Walter Scott's ‘Waverley’ novels. The series, intended to highlight life in different Scottish regions, was published under Scott's pseudonym Jedediah Cleishbotham the "Schoolmaster and Parish-clerk of Gandercleugh" and purported to be a collection of ‘tales from the landlord’ of the fictional Wallace Inn at Gandercleugh. The first series of ‘Tales of My Landlord’ contains the historical novels "The Black Dwarf" and "Old Morality." In "The Black Dwarf," Scott tells the story of the dwarfed Sir Edward Mauley amidst the first Jacobite uprisings after the 1707 union of England and Scotland, and "Old Morality" explores the religious turmoil and rebellions of the 1670s and 1680s through the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Item number: #9302
Tales of my landlord [first series]
Edinburgh: Printed for W. Blackwood and J. Murray, 1816. First Edition.
Collation: Complete with all pages
Binding: Leather; tight and secure
Size: ~7in X 4in (17.5cm x 10cm)
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