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The Heart of Midlothian

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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 they ignore the Queen and resolve to take their own revenge. At the center of the story is Edinburgh's forbidding Tolbooth prison, known by all as the Heart of Midlothian.
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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 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
J. H. Alexander is senior lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen.

G. A. M. Wood is senior lecturer in English at the University of Stirling.

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.
ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship,
providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
Author
Walter Scott
Short Title
HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN
Pages
583
Series
Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
Language
English
ISBN-10
0199538395
ISBN-13
9780199538393
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
FIC
Year
2009
Publication Date
2009-04-30
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edited by
Claire Lamont
Illustrations
map
Birth
1771
Death
1832
Audience
General/Trade
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Residence
Edinburgh, STK
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