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The Heart of Mid-Lothian Walter Scott

The Heart of Mid-Lothian By Walter Scott

The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott


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Summary

Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, this novel talks about different kinds of justice - that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of Captain Porteous, and that encountered by a terrified young girl suspected of killing her baby. It is based on an anonymous letter received by the author in 1817.

The Heart of Mid-Lothian Summary

The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott

Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid, decides she must walk to London to gain an audience with the Queen. Her sister is to be executed for infanticide and, while refusing to lie to help her case, Jeanie is desperate for a reprieve. Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, The Heart of Mid-Lothian dramatizes different kinds of justice - that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of Captain Porteous, and that encountered by a terrified young girl suspected of killing her baby. Based on an anonymous letter Scot received in 1817, this is the seventh and finest of Scott's 'Waverley' novels. It was an international bestseller and inspired succeeding novelists from Balzac to George Eliot.

About Walter Scott

Edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Inglis

Additional information

GOR001271866
9780140431292
0140431292
The Heart of Mid-Lothian by Walter Scott
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1994-08-25
864
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