The Heart of Midlothian
Classic Books Company, 1895 - 482 pages
"The Heart of Midlothian, " set between the two Jacobean insurrections in 1736 and during the Porteous Riots, marks the peak of its author's achievement; many consider it to be Scott's national epic. Jeanie Deans, the young woman protagonist, takes on a world, bearing the troubles of her family, her community, and her nation on her back. The result is a great and obviously lasting novel. . . .
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