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A Queer Book

James Hogg
Edited by P. D. Garside


'It will be a grand book for thae Englishers for they winna understand a word of it'

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About the Author

James Hogg was a Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both Scots and English. He is best known for his novel The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.

Peter Garside is Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He is Executive/General Editor of the Edinburgh Edition of the Waverley Novels (EEWN), and was Advisory/Associate General Editor the Stirling/South Carolina Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg 1991-2010.


Peter Garside offers a clear and comprehensive Introduction to the composition of each of the poems and the circumstances of their original publication, together with helpful and unobtrusive annotation of biographical, historical and topographical details relevant to each poem.
- G. A. M. Wood
Garside’s annotations do the poems full justice. [...] this edition represents a valuable and enduring addition to Hogg studies, and it should put this hitherto neglected work back on the map.
- Duncan Wu

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