Walter Scott: The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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  • Annika Bautz

Walter Scott's sixth work of fiction appeared as Tales of My Landlord, second series, and comprised one novel: The Heart of Mid-Lothian. The work was published in July 1818, in four volumes. Scott's name did not appear on the title page; instead, the tale purported to have been left in manuscript by Peter Pattieson, schoolmaster at Gandercleugh, to his superior Jedediah Cleishbotham, who had edited it into publishable form. Contemporary readers saw through this cover and attributed the novel to the same anonymous hand that had written the immensely popular Waverley novels which had appeared in quick succession since 1814. The Heart of Mid-Lothian itself was expected to be extraordinarily popular: its …

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Citation:
Bautz, Annika. "The Heart of Mid-Lothian". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 July 2005
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