This volume contains Sir Walter Scott's seventh "e;Waverley Novel"e;; "e;The Heart of Midlothian"e;. Set during the Porteous Riots in the Scottish county of Midlothian, the novel centres upon the gruesome lynching of Captain John Porteous, the captain of the city guards who ordered his men to fire upon a crowd during the riots. The other main element of this novel concerns Jeanie Deans, a young Presbyterian who travels to London by foot in an order to receive a pardon for her sister. This volume is highly recommended for those who have read and enjoyed the "e;Waverley"e; Novels, and it would make for a worthy addition to any collection. Sir Walter Scott (1771 - 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, poet, and playwright - considered to be the first truly international English-language author. Many vintage texts such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive, and it is with this in mind that we are republishing this book now, in an affordable, high-quality, modern edition. It comes complete with a specially commissioned biography of the author.