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Anecdotes of Scott by James Hogg
Book DescriptionJames Hogg knew Sir Walter Scott well, and after Scott's death in 1832 he wrote an affectionate but frank account of their long friendship. Hogg arranged for his manuscript to be sent to John Gibson Lockhart, Scott's son-in-law and official biographer; but when Lockhart read the manuscript he declared himself to be filled with 'utter disgust and loathing' at the 'beastly and abominable things' he found it to contain. As a result, Hogg withdrew the manuscript from publication, but later arranged for the US publication of an extensively revised version, Familiar Anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott. Professor Rubenstein has produced a meticulous new edition which includes both the first version, Anecdotes of Sir W. Scott and the later version. She provides a wealth of new information about these lively, readable, idiosyncratic, and disconcerting texts.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748609338
(234mm x 156mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 29-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author James Hogg
Scottish Pastorals, Hardback (August 2015)
Hogg's collected early poems and 'Letters on Poetry'
Contributions to Musical Collections and Miscellaneous Songs, Hardback (January 2015)
Contributions to Musical Collections and Miscellaneous Songs provides access to the relevant material in the various musical collections to which Hogg refers in his 1831 head notes, thus allowing the new readers of the 21st century to see in facsimile what Hogg himself saw.
Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd, Hardback (July 2014)
Based on Hogg's 1831 collection entitled Songs by the Ettrick Shepherd, this critical edition provides the original text as well as the history of its genesis.
Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Paperback (April 2014)» View all books by James Hogg
Gripping tale of murder, madness, and demonic possession traces a young man's crime spree in 18th-century Scotland and the influence of his sinister companion, who may not actually exist.
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Author Biography - James Hogg
The late Jill Rubenstein was Professor of English at the University of Cincinnati, and the editor of James Hogg's Anecdotes of Scott among other scholarly works relating to Scott, Hogg, and their contemporaries.
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