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Tales of the Wars of Montrose

James Hogg
Edited by Gillian Hughes


In Tales of the Wars of Montrose Hogg continues his examination of Scotland's past. Using different narrators and different moods in each of the five tales that comprise the work, Hogg leads the reader into (and eventually out of) a state of anarchy and confusion in his native country.

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.

Gillian Hughes is Advisory Editor to The New Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Robert Louis Stevenson. She was editor and/or general editor for many volumes in the Stirling/South Carolina Hogg edition, founding editor of the journal Studies in Hogg and his World, and is the author of James Hogg: A Life (Edinburgh University Press, 2007). Her current projects include an edition (co-edited with Peter Garside) of the Shorter Verse of Walter Scott.


Admirably glossed by Gillian Hughes
- Fiona Stafford
Almost everything about the Stirling/South Carolina edition inspires confidence, and the lucidity, thoroughness and sheer good sense of Gillian Hughes' introduction and critical apparatus is likely to reinforce readers' feeling that they are in safe hands.

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