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Highland Journeys by James Hogg
Book DescriptionHogg left a written record of three of his many journeys to the Highlands, those of 1802, 1803 and 1804, and in Highland Journeys he offers a thoughtful and deeply-felt response to the Highland Clearances. He gives vivid pictures of his experiences, including a narrow escape from a Navy press-gang, and a Sacrament day with one minister preaching in English and another in Gaelic. Hogg also explains aspects of Gaelic culture such as the waulking songs, and he describes the trade in kelp, lucrative to the landowners but back-breaking and ill-paid for the workers. Highland Journeys makes a refreshing contribution to our understanding of early nineteenth-century travel writing.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748624867
(234mm x 156mm x 40mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2010
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.
Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Paperback (April 2014)
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.
Three Perils of Man, Hardback (June 2012)» View all books by James Hogg
One of Hogg's longest and also one of his most original and daring works, presented here in a scholarly edition in light of the discovery of the original manuscript.
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Author Biography - James Hogg
H.B. de Groot taught at the University of Toronto until his retirement in 2004. He has published a number of essays on Scottish literature in Studies in Hogg and his World and elsewhere.
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