The Heart of Midlothian Summary
Walter Scott

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The Heart of Midlothian Summary

As suggested above, the moral dilemma that faces Jeanie Deans, and with which she deals successfully, is at the core of the novel. Even when Effie begs her sister to lie for her, to save her life (child murder was a capital crime), Jeanie remains firmly attached to her highly moral upbringing. She adheres to what she sees as a higher morality than sisterly love; her principal love is for God, whom she will...

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