The Novel as Prison: Scott's The Heart of Midlothian

Monk, Leland
March 1994
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Spring94, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p287
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Analyzes the relationship of Walter Scott's novel `The Heart of Midlothian' to 19th century prisons. Description of different forms of law; Dangers and limitations of the legal agency; Non-provision of work to prisoners; Disavowal of punishment.


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