Description - Winter Evening Tales by James Hogg
Winter Evening Tales (1820; second edition 1821) was James Hogg's most successful work of prose fiction in his lifetime. Its experimental medley of novellas, tales, poems and sketches posed a lively alternative to the dominant form of the historical novel established by Walter Scott. The collection includes terse masterpieces of mystery and the uncanny, virtuoso improvisations on folktale themes, and two brilliant autobiographical novellas, 'The Renowned Adventures of Basil Lee' and 'Love Adventures of Mr George Cochrane'. This paperback edition takes account of newly-discovered information about 'An Old Soldier's Tale' and 'The Long Pack'. A critical introduction, explanatory notes, reading list and Hogg chronology are provided to assist the reader in appreciating Hogg's entertaining and challenging tale collection to the full.
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(216mm x 138mm x 22mm)
Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Ian Duncan is Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His published works include editions for Oxford World Classics of Scott's Rob Roy and Ivanhoe, John Buchan's The Island of Sheep, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World and W.H. Hudson's Green Mansions.