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  • Title: The Heart of Mid-Lothian
  • Author: Walter Scott Tony Inglis
  • ISBN: 9780140431292
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback

  • Early in 1817 Scott received in an unsigned letter the seed of The Heart of Mid Lothian and began immediately to shape from historical fact the story of Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid who, while refusing to lie to save her sister s life, journeys to London to beg for a reprieve Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, the novel dramatizes different kinds ofEarly in 1817 Scott received in an unsigned letter the seed of The Heart of Mid Lothian and began immediately to shape from historical fact the story of Jeanie Deans, a dairymaid who, while refusing to lie to save her sister s life, journeys to London to beg for a reprieve Set in the 1730s in a Scotland uneasily united with England, the novel dramatizes different kinds of justice that meted out by the Edinburgh mob in the lynching of one Captain Porteous, and that encountered by a young girl on trial for infanticide.A bestseller from Philadelphia to St Petersburg, an inspiration to succeeding novelists from Balzac to George Eliot, The Heart of Mid Lothian is the seventh and finest of Scott s Waverley novels This edition, based on the first edition of 1818, incorporates many new corrections from the manuscript and from other sources Tony Inglis provides a full introduction to the historical background, and to the novel s rich use of language and dialect, its themes and narrative modes.
    Walter Scott Tony Inglis
    Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name Sir Walter Scott was born on August 15, 1771 in Edinburgh, Scotland Scott created and popularized historical novels in a series called the Waverley Novels In his novels Scott arranged the plots and characters so the reader enters into the lives of both great and ordinary people caught up in violent, dramatic changes in history.Scott s work shows the influence of the 18th century enlightenment He believed every human was basically decent regardless of class, religion, politics, or ancestry Tolerance is a major theme in his historical works The Waverley Novels express his belief in the need for social progress that does not reject the traditions of the past He was the first novelist to portray peasant characters sympathetically and realistically, and was equally just to merchants, soldiers, and even kings.Central themes of many of Scott s novels are about conflicts between opposing cultures Ivanhoe 1819 is about war between Normans and Saxons The Talisman 1825 is about conflict between Christians and Muslims His novels about Scottish history deal with clashes between the new English culture and the old Scottish Scott s other great novels include ,iOld Mortality 1816 , The Heart of Midlothian 1819 , and St Ronan s Well 1824 His Waverley series includes Rob Roy 1817 , A Legend of Montrose 1819 , and Quentin Durward 1823.Scott s amiability, generosity, and modesty made him popular with his contemporaries He was also famous for entertaining on a grand scale at his Scottish estate, Abbotsford.


    Henry Avila
    The title of this book comes from the nickname of the prison in Edinburgh, Scotland (real name Toolbooth) Midlothian, is the county, surrounding that beautiful, ancient, hilly, capital city; in 1736, there occurred a brutal riot, in which Captain John Porteous, of the local police force, an arrogant man, was lynched by an angry mob , ( a real event) the captain, had killed some townspeople, during a tumultuous disturbance earlier. A smuggler Andrew Wilson, was executed under his watch, his loya [...]

    Note, Feb. 28, 2013: On reflection, I decided that this book deserved the fifth star! I try not to be too prodigal with five star ratings; but here, I believe it's earned.This book was on the reading list for a Univ. of Iowa correspondence course on the 19th-century British novel which I considered taking back in 1999; I never did, but by then I'd read the book and a couple of others for background reading. (I don't regret the read one bit!) For the last several months, I've tried to focus my us [...]

    "The Heart of Midlothian" is the seventh of Sir Walter Scott’s Waverley Novels. It was originally published in four volumes on July 25, 1818, under the title of "Tales of My Landlord", 2nd series, and the author was given as "Jedediah Cleishbotham, Schoolmaster and Parish-clerk of Gandercleugh". When the book was released it was even more popular than the book right before it, "Rob Roy", I read that too, I remember nothing about it. Sitting here thinking of the book, either this one or any oth [...]

    Sense and Sensibility meets Perry Mason, "based on a true story."Once the reader gathers enough skill to decipher the vernacular and stilted narratives and dialogue of that day, an enjoyable tale written early enough in the 19th century as to avoid the silliness of late-19th century Romanticism. The parallels to Jane Auten's work are many, especially the relationship of the wise and foolish sisters. Interestingly, Austen and Scott wrote almost simultaneously, yet his work seems more dated than h [...]

    Manuel Alfonseca
    A good Walter Scott novel, loosely based on real facts. Jeanie Deans, the main character, can be considered (as C.S.Lewis remarked) one of the "perfect women" in literature. The novel slacks its pace between chapters 39 and 49, but rushes forth to a surprising ending in the last three chapters.

    My favorite Scott. There's a very powerful scene where the girl drags herself across an outer landscape that is a complete mirror of her inner state: the entire book is more than worth it for that one scene.

    I thought I would read this famous book as a sort of duty - like I shall one day read Ulysses. Other reviewers will be able to explain why, but I just found it an utter delight. Basically a road movie? but with tremendously vivid portrayals of the whole of Britain in the 18th Century, locks of macabre detail, great Gothic set pieces and an immensely sympathetic central figure. I think I learned that Scott is nothing like I thought he would be like. I dreaded the proclaimed "long introduction" bu [...]

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    Czarny Pies
    I am giving The Heart of the Mid-Lothian only three stars because it disappointed me. I read it because it has been considered by many as the great masterpiece of the most influential British Writer of the nineteenth century, Sir Walter Scott. I found it ultimately to be a mediocre novel despite its many stellar qualities.However much we admire George Eliot and Jane Austen today, they had little impact on English literature in their time and absolutely none outside of the British Isles. Sir Walt [...]

    Greg Deane
    Sir Walter Scott’s “The Heart of Midlothian” was in July 1818, as one of the Waverley novels. The novel's heroine is Jeanie Deans, sister of a filicide, Effie Deans. The plot was based on the story of another maternal filicide, whose sister, Helen Walker, had walked from Edinburgh to London to plead for a royal pardon. It is set in 1736, during the reign of George II. The matter was of wide interest at a time when many young woman would suffer ostracism for bearing children out of marriage [...]

    je suis encore tombée sous le charme de Walter Scott avec ce Cœur du Mid-Lothian qui évoque la prison d’Edimbourg à partir de l’histoire d’Effie et Jeanie Deans. Scott est un formidable conteur avec un style vigoureux qui sait vous tenir en haleine. C’est d’autant plus méritoire que l’héroïne de ce roman, Jeanie, n’est pas particulièrement «glamour», assez quelconque, austère, puritaine. Et pourtant, Scott parvient à la rendre attachante par une sorte de second degré p [...]

    This was a reread. I read it first in my first year at university where it was one of the set books and it was one of the two novels I got rid of as soon as the year was finished. I can see why my seventeen year old self was impatient with the pious Jeannie Deans and her sanctimonious father but my older self is a bit more tolerant and I find their behaviours interesting rather than irritating. This edition has good introductions, appendices and notes and I made use of all of them. From the begi [...]

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    As Effie faces execution in prison, Jeanie decides to walk to London to plead for her sister's life. Available at BBC Radio 7.

    Most likely Scott's best work.

    This is the Everyman edition, and does contain the Everyman motto: "Everyman, I will go with thee, and be thy guide, In thy most need be by thy side."As always with classic works, edition matters. The copy I have is marked up by somebody apparently studying the book for a class. The usual warning not to read the prefatory material before reading the book applies. (Wish I'd followed it. This is the first Scott book I've read, and I really didn't need all the comparative stuff.)There is a glossary [...]

    Milena March
    How far would you go to save a sister's life? Would you tell a lie? How much would you sacrifice?The Heart of Midlothian is a simple story which probably could have been several times shorter than it actually was; it essentially centres around a young woman called Jeanie Deans, whose half-sister is accused of child-murder and sentenced to death. Jeanie, unable to lie in a court of law to save her sister's life (a point which didn't quite sit with me, but more on that later), heads down the long [...]

    i liked this a little better than ivanhoe but all the pieces don't quite come together as well as they could have. the intro was totally unnecessary and the final act with black duncan doesn't really mesh well with the rest of the novel, although it does make me want to listen to the classic countess track. after getting through all the dialog, it really makes you appreciate the linguistic argument that lowland scots should be a language separate from english. its hard to believe that a group of [...]

    Helena R-D
    I was meaning to read this one for a long time and it didn't disappoint. It took a bit to get through the dialogue and if I didn't know the context of the religiousness, I would have been utterly annoyed, but it was well done, the whole road movie of Jeanie Deans going to get the pardon for her sister.If I hadn't known this was based on a real life event, I'd have been quite skeptical about the situation, but it worked well.

    I found this pretty boring. The last hundred or so pages are particularly egregious in this regard, as the book goes on long beyond the story's natural end, but in general I find that Scott digresses too much and gives too many descriptions of the countryside, which are not to my taste. There are some engaging and appealing moments and characters, but overall I think I would have liked this a lot better if it were a lot shorter.

    The very best of heroines is found in this story; Jeanie Deans. I loved this book and Scott did not disappoint me. Highly recommended to those who love novels of virtue and integrity.

    Lectrice Hérétique
    Je ne regrette pas d’avoir persévéré dans ma découverte des œuvres de Walter Scott. Si les deux premiers romans m’ont plu (La fiancée de Lammermoor et Le nain noir), ils ne m’ont pas absolument captivée. Avec Le cœur du Mid-LOthian, on a le temps de plonger dans une époque, un pays, une histoire.Scott s’est inspiré d’un fait réel pour bâtir son histoire. Le Capitaine John Porteous, capitaine des gardes de la cité d’Édimbourg ordonne à ses hommes de tirer sur la foule l [...]

    Another of the Tales of My Landlord, Second Series, The Heart of Mid-Lothian is based on two historical incidents. The Porteous Riots in Edinburgh (1736) and a letter to Scott describing the case of a young woman who walked to London to obtain a kingly pardon for her sister who was unjustly accused of infanticide. Scott's tale is intricately woven; all of the characters are in some way connected with the riots. Effie Deans whose paramour is based on the rogue Gilbert Robertson who escapes during [...]

    Sir Walter Scott's fictionalized tale of a true story, in which Jeanie Deans, a Scottish maid of modest birth and pure heart, undertakes a journey to London to plead with the King for the life of her condemned sister, Effie. The story is a romantic and sometimes thrilling one, and along the way the reader becomes acquainted with Jeanie's family and others around her, some of whom are good and some not. Jeanie's common sense, determination, and true moral compass are the constants. In the end, it [...]

    Even for a Walter Scott novel, this takes a relatively high level of investment to get into. You'll plow through 2 chapters of preamble and 70 more pages of history before you finally get to meet one of Walter Scott's best characters ever, Jeanie Deans, the flawlessly honest,clear-sighted t and purpose-driven heroine who leaves her father's Scottish dairy farm to walk all the way to London in the hopes of petitioning the Queen to have her sister pardoned from a false conviction on child murder. [...]

    Dara Salley
    It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly what I didn’t like about this story. The characters were sympathetic and well drawn. The premise, centering around the stories told about a Scottish prison, was interesting enough. Yet I found most of this book to be terribly boring. The long passages debating some past religious conflict in Scotland that I’ve never heard about didn’t help. It was pointed out in the introduction that the story is very similar to George Eliot’s book “Adam Bede”, wh [...]

    Scott Cox
    I won't be giving away the plot when I quote the last lines of this classic novel by Sir Walter Scott: "Reader - This tale will not be told in vain, if it shall be found to illustrate the great truth, that guilt, though it may attain temporal splendour, can never confer real happiness; that the evil consequences of our crimes long survive their commission, and, like the ghosts of the murdered, for ever haunt the steps of the malefactor; and that the paths of virtue, though seldom those of worldl [...]

    This was an interesting compelling book which used the language of the people of the Midlothian district of the late 1700s. (I read the original by Sir Walter Scott).It told of the turbulent times when religion ruled the courts and life was hard for the lower classes.Human conflict rife.Highlights -the good heroine in Jeanie Deans-her nemesis Effie Deans who has her own triumph as well-the dwindling confidence of a father who tried his best and believed in everything he taught his daughters only [...]

    Jean Blackwood
    I think it's time more modern readers discover Sir Walter Scott's great works. He has all the best attributes you find in Dickens and Hardy without being as maudlin as the former or as straining for credibility as the latter in his plotting. The Heart of Midlothian presents as strong and vital a female heroine in Jeanie Deans as any Austen novel ever offered. For those who are enamoured of all things Scot, as I am, Scott's portrayal of 18th century life there will provide a wonderful real-life p [...]

    Melodrama, historical document, political critique, satire, fairy tale, social comedy, morality play: Scott's seventh Waverley novel, often regarded as his masterpiece, takes in an impressive range of genres and modes, and entertains in pretty much all of them. It takes a while to get going, ends with a surprisingly uncompromising moral lesson, and the final quarter of the novel does slacken and test the reader's patience considerably. Despite these shortcomings, and the challenges of the Lowlan [...]

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