The Heart of Midlothian
Classic Books Company, 2001 - 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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - losloper - LibraryThing
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 ... Read full review
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I liked much of this, particular when the heroine appeals to George II's mistress for a pardon for her sister, accused of infanticide under a law that if a woman known to be pregnant could not show ... Read full review