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Heart of Midlothian By Sir Walter Scott

Heart of Midlothian
by Sir Walter Scott

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1736 and the people of Edinburgh are infuriated by the actions of John Porteous, Captain of the Guard. His death reprieved by a distant monarch they resolve to take their own revenge. At the centre of the story is Edinburgh's forbidding Tolbooth prison, known by all as the Heart of Midlothian.
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Heart of Midlothian Summary


Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott

This novel, which has always been regarded as one of Scott's finest, opens with the Edinburgh riots of 1736. The people of the city have been infuriated by the actions of John Porteous, Captain of the Guard, and when they hear that his death has been reprieved by the distant monarch they ignore the Queen and resolve to take their own revenge. At the cente of the story is Edinburgh's forbidding Tolbooth prison, known by all as the Heart of Midlothian.

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Heart of Midlothian Reviews


"Scrupulous and comprehensive editing (by Clare Lamont)."--Ian Duncan, Yale University
"Excellent texts. Because they include both Scott's introductions and notes and the invaluable notes by Lamont, these texts are preferable to the volumes in the Edinburgh edition of Scott."--Robert Mayer, Oklahoma State University


"Scrupulous and comprehensive editing (by Clare Lamont)."--Ian Duncan, Yale University
"Excellent texts. Because they include both Scott's introductions and notes and the invaluable notes by Lamont, these texts are preferable to the volumes in the Edinburgh edition of Scott."--Robert Mayer, Oklahoma State University

"Scrupulous and comprehensive editing (by Clare Lamont)."--Ian Duncan, Yale University
"Excellent texts. Because they include both Scott's introductions and notes and the invaluable notes by Lamont, these texts are preferable to the volumes in the Edinburgh edition of Scott."--Robert Mayer, Oklahoma State University


"Scrupulous and comprehensive editing (by Clare Lamont)."--Ian Duncan, Yale University


"Excellent texts. Because they include both Scott's introductions and notes and the invaluable notes by Lamont, these texts are preferable to the volumes in the Edinburgh edition of Scott."--Robert Mayer, Oklahoma State University


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GOR001727064
Heart of Midlothian by Sir Walter Scott
Sir Walter Scott
Oxford World's Classics
Used - Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
1999-04-22
614
019283567X
9780192835673
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.