Four series of novels by Sir W. Scott: The Black Dwarf, Old Mortality (1st Series); The Heart of Midlothian (2nd Series); The Bride of Lammermoor, A Legend of Montrose (3rd Series); Count Robert of Paris, Castle Dangerous (4th Series). Jedediah Cleishbotham, schoolmaster and parish clerk of Gandercleugh, by a fiction of Scott, sold these tales to a publisher. They were supposed to be compiled by his assistant Peter Pattieson. The title of the series is a misnomer as Scott himself admitted, for the tales were not told by the landlord; nor did the landlord have any hand in them at all.
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Sir Walter Scott (1771—1832) poet and novelist