Collected Letters of James Hogg, Volume 3, 1832-1835

Collected Letters of James Hogg, Volume 3, 1832-1835

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The third and final volume of the first collected edition of Hogg's letters reveals his versatility in old age. In 1832 he visits London for the first time and becomes the literary lion of the season. As communications improve in the early 1830s he explores the possibility of writing for American periodicals, and deals (mostly) gracefully with the various claims made on his time as a celebrity author. The loss of old friends is compensated for by a circle of young admirers and proteges, and Hogg turns an acutely observant eye on an age of cheap periodicals and of political reform. A full editorial apparatus includes biographical notes on his chief correspondents and an overview of this phase of his life. The volume also contains an index to all three volumes of this complete edition of Hogg's letters.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 450 pages
  • 158 x 234 x 42mm | 839.14g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 black & white illustrations
  • 0748616756
  • 9780748616756
  • 2,191,787

About James Hogg

Gillian Hughes is the author of the biography James Hogg: A Life (EUP, 2007) and is editor of the journal Studies in Hogg and his World. She has edited or co-edited seven volumes in the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg series.show more

Review quote

Editing the Letters gives as thorough a knowledge of a writer like Hogg as could be hoped for: and Hughes and her colleagues display scrupulous scholarship in an exemplary way, for the reader to consult without losing the thread. The Scotsman The letters that comprise this three-volume set provide a wealth of fresh material for students of Hogg and Scottish literature specifically, and for researchers of early nineteenth-century literature, culture, and history more generally... ...the third volume of his correspondence offers an especially thorough and 'thick' account of his literary activity. -- Holly Faith Nelson Scottish Literary Review So wonderful a treat that one wishes it weren't the final volume in the series. SEL - Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 Editing the Letters gives as thorough a knowledge of a writer like Hogg as could be hoped for: and Hughes and her colleagues display scrupulous scholarship in an exemplary way, for the reader to consult without losing the thread. The letters that comprise this three-volume set provide a wealth of fresh material for students of Hogg and Scottish literature specifically, and for researchers of early nineteenth-century literature, culture, and history more generally... ...the third volume of his correspondence offers an especially thorough and 'thick' account of his literary activity. So wonderful a treat that one wishes it weren't the final volume in the series.show more