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    Publisher: Luath Press

    Sir Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian: Newly adapted for the Modern Reader

    £9.99
    New and controversial abridged edition of Walter Scott's The Heart of Midlothian, set in Edinburgh in the mid-eighteenth century, featuring one of Scott's most well-loved heroines, Jeanie Deans.
    ISBN: 9781908373809
    AuthorSir Walter Scott
    Pub Date01/05/2014
    BindingPaperback
    Pages192
    Availability: In Stock

    Edinburgh, 1736: an indignant crowd has gathered in the Grassmarket to watch
    the execution of a smuggler.


    Opening with the start of the Porteous Riots, The Heart of Midlothian is one of
    Walter Scott's most famous historical novels, featuring murder, madness and
    seduction.


    Following his brutal suppression of the spectators, John Porteous, Captain of the
    Guard, is charged with murder and locked up in Edinburgh's Tolbooth prison, also
    known as the Heart of Midlothian. When news comes that he has been pardoned,
    an angry mob breaks into the jail, liberating its inmates and bringing Porteous to
    its own form of justice.


    But one prisoner who fails to take this opportunity to flee is Effie Deans, who,
    wrongly convicted of infanticide, has been sentenced to death. Jeanie, her older
    sister, sets off to London on foot to beg for her pardon from the queen.


    A tale of religious piety, filial devotion and legal loopholes, this edition of The Heart
    of Midlothian has been expertly reworked for modern audiences by David Purdie.

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    Edinburgh, 1736: an indignant crowd has gathered in the Grassmarket to watch
    the execution of a smuggler.


    Opening with the start of the Porteous Riots, The Heart of Midlothian is one of
    Walter Scott's most famous historical novels, featuring murder, madness and
    seduction.


    Following his brutal suppression of the spectators, John Porteous, Captain of the
    Guard, is charged with murder and locked up in Edinburgh's Tolbooth prison, also
    known as the Heart of Midlothian. When news comes that he has been pardoned,
    an angry mob breaks into the jail, liberating its inmates and bringing Porteous to
    its own form of justice.


    But one prisoner who fails to take this opportunity to flee is Effie Deans, who,
    wrongly convicted of infanticide, has been sentenced to death. Jeanie, her older
    sister, sets off to London on foot to beg for her pardon from the queen.


    A tale of religious piety, filial devotion and legal loopholes, this edition of The Heart
    of Midlothian has been expertly reworked for modern audiences by David Purdie.