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The Heart of Mid-Lothian
     

The Heart of Mid-Lothian

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by Sir Walter Scott
 

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First published in 1818, "The Heart of Midlothian" concerns the Porteous Riots in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1736. After the Captain of the City Guards orders his men to fire into a crowd of people, a lynch mob hunts him down and kills him for his actions. It is famous for its graphic and gruesome descriptions of Captain John Porteous's death and is often referred to as

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First published in 1818, "The Heart of Midlothian" concerns the Porteous Riots in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1736. After the Captain of the City Guards orders his men to fire into a crowd of people, a lynch mob hunts him down and kills him for his actions. It is famous for its graphic and gruesome descriptions of Captain John Porteous's death and is often referred to as Scott's finest novel. Contents include: "The Heart of Mid-Lothian", "Editor's Introduction to The Heart of Mid-Lothian", "Introduction to The Heart of Mid-Lothian-(1830)", "Postscript", "Introductory", "The Heart of Mid-Lothian", "Chapter First", "Chapter Second", "Chapter Third", etc. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a seminal Scottish playwright, poet, and historical novelist whose novels were and remain to be widely read and enjoyed the world over. Other notables works by this author include: Ivanhoe, "Rob Roy", "Old Mortality", "The Lady of the Lake", "Waverley", "The Heart of Midlothian", and "The Bride of Lammermoor". Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.

Editorial Reviews

Choice

By comparing the first edition of Scott's famous work to the manuscript, the editors of this excellent edition produce 'an ideal first edition.'

From the Publisher

The present volume offers the modern reader a version very close to that a reader in 1818 would have experienced...Highly recommended.

Edinburgh University Press

The Historical Novels Review - Sue Asher

I recommend the book to admirers of Scott and to those who, like me, have never read his work but always felt they should.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781458703491
Publisher:
ReadHowYouWant
Publication date:
05/06/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
913 KB

Meet the Author

Alison Lumsden is AHRB Research Fellow, Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, at the University of Aberdeen

Edinburgh University Press

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