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The Three Perils of Man: War, Women and Witchcraft

HOGG, James

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ISBN 10: 0701118601 / ISBN 13: 9780701118600
Verlag: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh / London, 1972
Gebraucht Zustand: Very Good Hardback
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~TITLE CONTINUES: Introduction, Textual Notes and Glossary by Douglas Gifford. General Editor Matthew McDiarmid. ~Published for the Association of Scottish Literary Studies. No ownership marks. Dustwrapper slightly edgeworn, but unclipped. Size: xxxi, 494pp. Buchnummer des Verkäufers WW0853

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Titel: The Three Perils of Man: War, Women and ...

Verlag: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh / London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1972

Einband: Hardback

Zustand:Very Good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Very Good

Art des Buches: Binding tight, text unmarked

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This 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 novel 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 novelist, and in particular as a major historical novelist, must consider this edition of The Three Perils of Man.

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Graham Tulloch is Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Flinders University, Australia. Judy King is Research Associate in English at Flinders University, Australia.

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