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The Three Perils of Man

James Hogg
Edited by Graham Tulloch, Judy King


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.

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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
Hyphenation List
Historical and Geographical Note
Maps and Plates

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.

Graham Tulloch is Professor of English at Flinders University, Australia. He has published books and articles on Scottish language and literature and has edited or co-edited Walter Scott’s Ivanhoe, Shorter Fiction, and The Siege of Malta and Bizarro for Edinburgh University Press and Catherine Martin’s An Australian Girl and Marcus Clarke’s His Natural Life for Oxford University Press.

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.
- Sharon Alker, Studies in Hogg and his World: Number 23, 2013

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