The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin Classics)

The Heart of Mid-Lothian (Penguin Classics)

by Walter Scott (Author), Tony Inglis (Introduction)

Synopsis

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.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 864
Edition: Revised ed.
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Published: 25 Aug 1994

ISBN 10: 0140431292
ISBN 13: 9780140431292

Author Bio
Edited with an introduction and notes by Tony Inglis