This is one of Hogg's longest and also one of his most original and daring works. Gillian Hughes's uncovering of the original manuscript in the Fales Library of New York University in August 2001 allows the editors to produce here a text that reflects Hogg's original intentions.
Variety of Purpose in James Hogg’s Manuscript of The Three Perils of Man
The Three Perils of Man: A Border Romance
Appendix: Speeches by the Friar
Note on the Text
Historical and Geographical Note
Maps and Plates
About the Author
Judy King is Research Fellow at the School of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. has co-edited Walter Scott’s Shorter Fiction and Siege of Malta and Bizarro for Edinburgh University Press and has published articles on Beowulf.
This marvellous new edition will of course be welcomed by scholars of the Romantic novel and the historical novel, and by those intrigued by Scottish Romanticism and the supernatural. But this is a text that will appeal to a much wider audience; you can take it with ease into the graduate and undergraduate classroom.