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

James Hogg
Edited by Gillian Hughes

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£80.00

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

Gillian Hughes is an independent scholar and has held a number of honorary research fellowships at Scottish universities. Both editors have an extensive publication record in the field of Scottish literature as well as scholarly editions.

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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