The heart of Mid-Lothian
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The heart of Mid-Lothian

By Walter Scott
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The Heart of Mid-Lothian is precisely focused on the trials for murder of John Porteous and of Effie Deans in 1736 and 1737. Yet it is a chronicle - Scott's only chronicle - which spans the eighty years of the life of David Deans, whose death takes place in 1751. It is the most complex of all Scott's narratives. It is also the most challenging in that it raises in an acute fashion the problem of a judicial system that does not produce justice. Scott places this fundamental issue in its immediate political context, in history as represented by the life of Deans, and alongside the justice of Providence as perceived by his daughter Jeanie, the greatest of Scott's heroines. This edition of The Heart of Mid-Lothian provides a new text established in accordance with the tried policies and practices of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels, and in its annotation treats comprehensively the novel's historical, legal, religious and cultural sources.

Table of Contents
  • THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN
    • THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN
  • THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN
    • TALES OF MY LANDLORD COLLECTED AND ARRANGED BY JEDEDIAH CLEISHBOTHAM, SCHOOLMASTER AND PARISH CLERK OF GANDERCLEUGH.
    • SECOND SERIES.
    • CONTENTS
      • VOLUME II.
      • NOTES
    • List of Illustrations
      • VOLUME II.
    • 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 MIDLOTHIAN
    • CHAPTER FIRST.
    • CHAPTER SECOND.
    • CHAPTER THIRD.
    • CHAPTER FOURTH.
    • CHAPTER FIFTH.
    • CHAPTER SIXTH.
    • CHAPTER SEVENTH
    • CHAPTER EIGHTH.
    • CHAPTER NINTH.
    • CHAPTER TENTH.
    • CHAPTER ELEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWELFTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER FOURTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER FIFTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER SIXTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER SEVENTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER EIGHTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER NINETEENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTIETH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FIRST.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SECOND.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-THIRD.
    • THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN, VOLUME II.
    • CHAPTER FIRST.
    • CHAPTER SECOND
    • CHAPTER THIRD
    • CHAPTER FOURTH.
    • CHAPTER FIFTH.
    • CHAPTER SIXTH.
    • CHAPTER SEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER EIGHTH.
    • CHAPTER NINTH.
    • CHAPTER TENTH.
    • CHAPTER ELEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWELFTH.
    • CHAPTER THIRTEETH
    • CHAPTER FOURTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER FIFTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER SIXTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER SEVENTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER EIGHTEENTH.
    • CHAPTER NINETEENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTIETH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FIRST.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SECOND.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-THIRD.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FOURTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-FIFTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SIXTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVENTH.
    • CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHTH.
  • NOTES TO THE HEART OF MID-LOTHIAN.
    • NOTE A—AUTHOR’S CONNECTION WITH QUAKERISM
    • NOTE B.—TOMBSTONE TO HELEN WALKER.
    • NOTE C.—THE OLD TOLBOOTH.
    • NOTE D—THE PORTEOUS MOB.
    • NOTE E.—CARSPHARN JOHN.
    • NOTE F.—PETER WALKER.
    • NOTE G.—MUSCHAT’S CAIRN.
    • NOTE H.—HANGMAN, OR LOCKMAN.
    • NOTE I.—THE FAIRY BOY OF LEITH,
    • NOTE J.—INTERCOURSE OF THE COVENANTERS WITH THE INVISIBLE WORLD.
    • NOTE K.—CHILD-MURDER.
    • NOTE L.—CALUMNIATOR OF THE FAIR SEX.
    • NOTE M.—Sir William Dick of Braid.
    • NOTE N.—Doomster, or Dempster, of Court.
    • NOTE O.—John Duke of Argyle and Greenwich.
    • NOTE P.—Expulsion of the Bishops from the Scottish Convention.
    • NOTE Q.—Half-hanged Maggie Dickson.
    • NOTE R.—Madge Wildfire.
    • NOTE S.—Death of Francis Gordon.
    • NOTE T.—Tolling to Service in Scotland.
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