Title: The Heart of Midlothian (Oxford World's Classics)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press February 2009
0199538395 / 9780199538393
Seller ID: 118079
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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