Heart of Mid-Lothian
Classic Books Company, 2001 - 482 pages
The Heart of Mid-Lothian is precisely focused on the trials for murder of John Porteous and of Effie Deans in 1736 and 1737. It is the most complex of all Scott's narratives.
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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