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Collected Letters of James Hogg, Volume 2, 1820-1831
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Hogg was a superb letter-writer, and this is the second volume of the first collected edition of his letters (to be completed in three volumes). Many of the letters have never been published before, or published only in part. They vividly reflect Hogg's varied social experience and shed new light on his own writings and those of his contemporaries. Among his famous correspondents were writers such as Scott, Byron, and Southey, antiquarians such as Robert Surtees, politicians such as Sir Robert Peel, and editors and publishers such as John Murray, William Blackwood, and Robert Chambers. This volume begins with Hogg's preparations for marriage and ends with his taking ship for London for his first and only visit to the literary metropolis. During the intervening years he publishes some of his greatest works. Fighting debt, promoting tourism, maintaining his extensive literary and social circle in Scotland and in London, and writing prolifically, the Hogg of these letters is a Scottish cultural powerhouse.

A full editorial apparatus includes biographical notes on his chief correspondents and an overview of this phase of his life.

Key Features:

* The first ever edition of Hogg's letters to be published

* Includes many letters never previously published

* Features Hogg's correspondence with figures such as Sir Walter Scott, Lord Byron and Sir Robert Peel

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About the Author

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. The late Douglas S. Mack was formerly Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Stirling. Robin MacLachlan is Hogg Society Treasurer and an independent scholar.

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A truly monumental project, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg is a major Scottish publishing event that is worth shouting about. "A truly monumental project, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg is a major Scottish publishing event that is worth shouting about." Textualities (Michael Lister, 2006) http://textualities.net/writers/non-fiction-reviews/listerm20.php The Collected Letters of James Hogg, 1820--1831, edited by Gillian Hughes, is an esssential volume for everyone interested in Hogg and Hogg's Edinburgh. It is meticulous, detailed and exemplary in its breadth of scholarship. -- Deirdre A. Shepherd, University of Edinburgh BARS Bulletin and Review A truly monumental project, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg is a major Scottish publishing event that is worth shouting about. "A truly monumental project, the Stirling/South Carolina Research Edition of the Collected Works of James Hogg is a major Scottish publishing event that is worth shouting about." Textualities (Michael Lister, 2006) http://textualities.net/writers/non-fiction-reviews/listerm20.php The Collected Letters of James Hogg, 1820--1831, edited by Gillian Hughes, is an esssential volume for everyone interested in Hogg and Hogg's Edinburgh. It is meticulous, detailed and exemplary in its breadth of scholarship.

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