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Author : Walter Scott
Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
Release : 1993
Page : 237
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780748604517
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By 1816 Scott had written three successful novels and the public was clamoring for more. In a change of direction Scott set out to write four "tales" illustrating the manners and customs of Scotland, to be issued together as Tales of My Landlord. The first of these, The Black Dwarf is a novella set in Liddesdale in the Scottish Borders. It is 1708; in the aftermath of the Union of Scotland and England a group of Jacobites plots the restoration of the Stuart monarchy and Scottish independence. Against this turbulent backdrop of nationalist passions and cross-border feuding, a gothic tale of love and danger unfolds. At its center is the grotesque figure of the mysterious and solitary Black Dwarf who symbolically frees the heroine Isabella Vere from a violent, patriarchal past, and helps her choose a peace-loving Scottish laird as her husband.


Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1858
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Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Release : 1893
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Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1857
Page : 421
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Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Release : 1856
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Author : Walter Scott
Publisher : e-artnow
Release : 2018-03-21
Page : 151
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 8027242347
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This eBook edition of "The Black Dwarf" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. As Hobbie Elliot and Patrick Earnscliff went across the Liddesdale hills of the Scottish Borders, going to Hobbies home, the moon suddenly revealed the figure of a human dwarf, who, on being spoken to, refused their offers of assistance. Next morning Hobbie and Earnscliff went to confront the strange being by daylight; and having helped him in collecting stones for constructing a hut, they supplied him with food and other necessaries. In a short time he had completed his dwelling, and became known to the neighbors as Elshender the Recluse. From that point on, Elshie, a loner goat shepherd, regarded by the locals as being in league with the Devil becomes embroiled in a complex tale of love, revenge, betrayal, Jacobite schemes and a threatened forced marriage.


Author : Thomas Jonathan Wooler
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Release : 1818
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Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1876
Page : 91
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Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Release : 2020-05-07
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Complete and unabridged paperback edition. Walter Scott's novel The Black Dwarf is a part of his Tales of My Landlord, 1st series, published along with Old Mortality on 2 December 1816. Originally the four volumes of the series were to tell separate stories, but Old Mortality came to occupy three of them. Description from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Author : Scott
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Release : 2019-03
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Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1831
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Author : Walter Scott, Sir
Walter Scott, Sr.
Publisher : IndyPublish.com
Release : 2006-05
Page : 164
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9781421975009
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Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Release : 1903
Page : 371
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Author : Walter Scott
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-10-10
Page : 84
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ISBN 13 : 9781978071599
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Walter Scott's 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. Originally the four volumes of the series were to tell separate stories, but Old Mortality came to occupy three of them. The story is set just after the Union of Scotland and England (1707), in the Liddesdale hills of the Scottish Borders, familiar to Scott from his work collecting ballads for The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border. The main character is based on David Ritchie, whom Scott met in the autumn of 1797. In the tale, the dwarf is Sir Edward Mauley, a hermit regarded by the locals as being in league with the Devil, who becomes embroiled in a complex tale of love, revenge, betrayal, Jacobite schemes and a threatened forced marriage. Scott began the novel well, "but tired of the ground I had trode so often before... I quarrelled with my story, & bungled up a conclusion." Critics and public found it poor in comparison with its popular companion Old Mortality. One of the harshest reviews was in the Quarterly Review, written anonymously by Scott himself. The introduction to The Black Dwarf attributes the work to Jedediah Cleishbotham, whom Scott had invented as a fictional editor of the Landlord series. It is here that we have the most complete view of this character.


Author : S. I. R. Walter SIR WALTER SCOTT
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Release : 2020-04-26
Page : 197
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Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1905
Page : 423
Category : Scotland
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Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1849
Page : 636
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Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Release : 1900
Page : 566
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This novel is part of Scott's Tales of My Landlord series published in 1816. The Black Dwarf was not received well by critics or the public. The harshest review was in the 1816 Quarterly Review,?which was later discovered to have been submitted by Scott himself. This volume also features Scott's Old Mortality.


Author : Sir Walter Scott
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Release : 1896
Page : 382
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Author : Walter Scott
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Release : 1871
Page : 1285
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