The Three Perils of Woman

James Hogg
Edited by Colin Groves, Antony J. Hasler, Douglas S. Mack


Both comical and horrific, The Three Perils of Woman is essentially a combination of two stories on similar themes. One is set in the Highlands following the Battle of Culloden and the other in Hogg's Edinburgh. Daring in its subject matter, the novel touches on such delicate topics as prostitution and venereal disease.

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.

Antony J. Hasler is a Professor in English at Saint Louis University.

The late Douglas S. Mack was formerly Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Stirling.


A masterpiece... The editors provide expert guidance to a text dense with allusions and references... and a bewildering variety of languages, dialects, idiolects, proverbs, annotations, styles and genres.
The overt aim of publishing material that no one else would touch gives The Three Perils of Women, like so much of Hogg's work, a dangerous, unpredictable quality ... Elegant layout of the new scholarly edition.
- Fiona Stafford
These volumes are beautifully produced... each comes with an introduction, notes and a glossary... It is hard to see how they could be bettered... It is wonderful that at last we are going to have a collected edition of this important author without bowdlerization or linguistic interference.
These attractive editions of Hogg's work are set directly from the original texts, and in the case of the Perils of Woman and The Shepherd's Calendar, actually represent the first ever republications of the originals.

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