The Black Dwarf

Sir Walter SCOTT (1771 - 1832)

The Black Dwarf is the first of the “Tales of My Landlord” series, which also includes The Bride of Lammermoor and The Heart of Midlothian. The third preliminary chapter depicts two horsemen arriving at the Wallace Inn in Gandercleugh, where one of the horsemen relates the tale. The story proper is set on the Scottish borders during the reign of Queen Anne. The Jacobite movement is in its infancy, but the inhabitants of this part of the country have enough to quarrel about without politics inciting them to it. Several families of high and low birth bear no good intentions to each other, and a weird, brooding dwarf, who wishes ill on all of humanity, seems to direct and perpetuate the mayhem from his lonely cottage on Mucklestane Moor. (tbragg)

Genre(s): Historical Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Tales of My Landlord, Introduction tbragg
00:14:43
Play 01 Introduction to The Black Dwarf tbragg
00:17:07
Play 02 Chapter One tbragg
00:14:04
Play 03 Chapter Two tbragg
00:16:32
Play 04 Chapter Three tbragg
00:22:42
Play 05 Chapter Four tbragg
00:26:49
Play 06 Chapter Five Gillian Hendrie
00:19:16
Play 07 Chapter Six Gillian Hendrie
00:10:10
Play 08 Chapter Seven Gillian Hendrie
00:26:25
Play 09 Chapter Eight Gillian Hendrie
00:16:36
Play 10 Chapter Nine Gillian Hendrie
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Play 11 Chapter Ten Gillian Hendrie
00:23:51
Play 12 Chapter Eleven ToddHW
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Play 13 Chapter Twelve ToddHW
00:12:51
Play 14 Chapter Thirteen Neala
00:31:22
Play 15 Chapter Fourteen deongines
00:19:07
Play 16 Chapter Fifteen deongines
00:22:49
Play 17 Chapter Sixteen DrPGould
00:12:52
Play 18 Chapter Seventeen DrPGould
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Play 19 Chapter Eighteen DrPGould
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