Fortunes of Nigel

The Fortunes of Nigel

The Fortunes of Nigel (1822) is a novel written by Sir Walter Scott. The hero of the story is Nigel Olifaunt.

First sentence

Having, in the tale of the The Heart of Midlothian, succeeded in some degree in awakening an interest in behalf of one devoid of those accomplishments which belong to a heroine almost by right, I was next tempted to choose a hero upon the same unpromising plan; and as worth of character, goodness of heart, and rectitude of principle, were necessary to one who laid no claim to high birth, romantic sensibility, or any of the usual accomplishments of those who strut through the pages of this sort of composition, I made free with the name of a person who has left the most magnificent proofs of his benevolence and charity that the capital of Scotland has to display.

Two unprecedented tiles portraying Nigel and King James were discovered by Winchester museums service found on a demolished fireplace in the George Hotel, Winchester.

Characters in "The Fortunes of Nigel"

  • Lord Dalgarno - a heartless profligate.

Allusions and references

Clutterbuck is the imaginary author of The Fortunes of Nigel, as well as the patron to whom The Abbot is dedicated.

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