The Heart of Midlothian

The Heart of Midlothian

Book - 2008
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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 theyignore 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.
Publisher: Oxford :, Oxford University Press,, [2008]
ISBN: 9780199538393
Branch Call Number: FIC SCO
Characteristics: xxviii, 583 pages : map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Lamont, Claire 1942-


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jaybarksdale Nov 19, 2012

Wonderful read - all of a piece, and with each chapter the characters and story become deeper and richer, more moving and touching. See the ever-acute Virginia Woolf's two essays on Sir Walter in The Moment (a collection of essays).

Apr 22, 2010

Reads as alsmot two different books puts together! Both are interesting stories and I would definitely reccomend taking the time to acquant yourself with Effie Deans!

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