The Heart of Midlothian (Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels)

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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.

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"I recommend the book to admirers of Scott and to those who, like me, have never read his work but always felt they should." -- Sue Asher, "The Historical Novels Review"

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

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

"I recommend the book to admirers of Scott and to those who, like me, have never read his work but always felt they should." -- Sue Asher, The Historical Novels Review

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

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

"I recommend the book to admirers of Scott and to those who, like me, have never read his work but always felt they should." -- Sue Asher, "The Historical Novels Review"

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

I recommend the book to admirers of Scott and to those who, like me, have never read his work but always felt they should.--Sue Asher "The Historical Novels Review "

About the Author:

Alison Lumsden is a senior lecturer in the School of Language & Literature at the University of Aberdeen and co-director of the Walter Scott Research Centre. She was for many years research fellow and then General Editor for the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels and has published on several Scottish authors including Robert Louis Stevenson, Nan Shepherd and Louis Grassic Gibbon. She is about to begin work on a scholarly edition of Scott's poetry.

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