The Collected Letters of James Hogg, Volume 2, 1820-1831

James Hogg
Edited by Gillian Hughes
Associate Editor Douglas S. Mack, Robin MacLachlan, Elaine Petrie

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The letters in the second volume of Gillian Hughes's pioneering edition vividly reflect Hogg's varied social experience and shed new light on his own writings and those of his contemporaries. His correspondents included major writers such as Scott and Byron, politicians such as Sir Robert Peel, and publishers such as John Murray and William Blackwood. But there are also letters to shepherds, farmers, aristocrats, musicians, young ladies, and bluestockings.

In this meticulous and thoroughly researched edition, Hogg's entertaining and informative letters are illuminatingly placed in context by an editorial apparatus that includes full annotation and biographical notes on Hogg's chief correspondents.

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.

Reviews

A truly monumental project, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg is a major Scottish publishing event that is worth shouting about.Textualities (Michael Lister, 2006)http://textualities.net/writers/non-fiction-reviews/listerm20.php

The Collected Letters of James Hogg, 1820–1831, edited by Gillian Hughes, is an esssential volume for everyone interested in Hogg and Hogg's Edinburgh. It is meticulous, detailed and exemplary in its breadth of scholarship.

- Deirdre A. Shepherd, University of Edinburgh, BARS Bulletin and Review
A truly monumental project, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg is a major Scottish publishing event that is worth shouting about.

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