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- DescriptionThis is one of Hogg's longest and also one of his most original and daring works. Gillian Hughes's uncovering of the original manuscript in the Fales Library of New York University in August 2001 allows the editors to produce here a text that reflects Hogg's original intentions. Alongside the two main plots (the supernatural located at Aikwood Castle and the chivalric located at Roxburgh Castle) a series of embedded narratives provides the reader with, amongst other things, pictures of the traditional and timeless world of rural life in which Hogg had grown up and of early Scottish history. The name Sir Walter Scott (used through most of the manuscript) is restored along with passages excised from the manuscript or omitted when the printed edition was prepared and in several cases Hogg's more daringly explicit language has been brought back where the printed edition has bowdlerised or subdued the expression. The restoration of the name in particular makes explicit how much this vel represents a challenge to Scott's dominance in the portrayal of chivalry and the Middle Ages in general. Any attempt to assess Hogg as a major velist, and in particular as a major historical velist, must consider this edition of The Three Perils of Man.
- Author BiographyGraham Tulloch is Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. Judy King is Research Associate in English at Flinders University, Australia.
- Author(s)James Hogg
- PublisherEdinburgh University Press
- Date of Publication27/06/2012
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Series TitleThe Collected Works of James Hogg
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintEdinburgh University Press
- Content Note4 black & white illustrations
- Weight1179 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine56 mm
- Edited byDr. Judy King,Professor Graham Tulloch
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