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Violet Hamilton or the Talented Family and Lochandhu


I thought I'd introduce you to two stories from the 1840's. 

The first is Violet Hamilton and is in fifteen parts and extracted from Tait's Edinburgh Magazine in pdf format.

Part 1  |  Part 2  | Part 3  |  Part 4  |  Part 5  |  Part 6  | Part 7  |  Part 8
Part 9  |  Part 10  |  Part 11  |  Part 12  |  Part 13  |  Part 14  |  Part 15

The second is Lochandhu and this is a 3 volume book...

"Loch-An-Eilan.
This lake is much embellished by an ancient castle standing on an island within it, and even yet entire, though roofless. As a Highland castle, it is of considerable dimensions, and the island being scarcely larger than its foundations, it appears to rise immediately out of the water. It would not be easy to imagine a wilder position than this, for a den of thieves and robbers, nor one more thoroughly romantic. It is more like the things of which we read in the novels of the Otranto School, than a scene of real life. If ever you should propose to rival the Author of Waverley in that line of art, I recommend you to choose part of your scene here. As I lay on its topmost tower, amid the universal silence, while the bright sun exalted the perfume from the woods around, and all the old world visions and romances seemed to flit about its grey and solitary ruins, I, too, felt as if I would have written a chapter that might hereafter be worthy the protection of Minerva—the Minerva of Leadenhall Street."

MacCulloch's Letters on the Highlands of Scotland.

Volume 1  |  Volume 2  |  Volume 3


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