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Hogg, James 1770-1835

Works: 876 works in 2,457 publications in 12 languages and 31,129 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Poetry  History  Experimental fiction  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Anecdotes  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Bibliographic antecedent, ed, jt., Translator, Lyricist, Honoree
Classifications: PR4791, 823.7
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Most widely held works by James Hogg
Confessions of a justified sinner written by himself by James Hogg( Book )

255 editions published between 1824 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 4,478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a novel about religious fanaticism, murder, and madness featuring Robert Wringham, a fanatic who believes he is free from the norms of morality, and together with his friend, set about to settle scores with old enemies
Queen Hynde by James Hogg( )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,658 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queen Hynde (1824) is James Hogg's most ambitious poem. Concelved as an epic, it takes as its starting point the myth of Scottish national origins to be found in James Macpherson's Ossian poems. However, Hogg's epic radically modifies the melancholy solemnities and heroic paganism of Macpherson's Ossianic narratives. Capable of being utterly hilarious, especially when Wicked Wene is on stage, Queen Hynde is Ossian with jokes. In and through its hilarity, however, Hogg's epic has serious purposes in mind. Its picture of the ancient Scottish past has much in common with stories of King Arthur and Camelot. In addition, Hogg's poem offers a Christianised version of Macpherson's heroic myth of the roots of the Scottish nation. St. Columba, a key figure in the conversion of Scotland to Christianity, is one of the central characters in Hogg's recasting of the Ossianic material; and Queen Hynde aspires to emulate Paradise Lost as a Christian epic. It does so by valorising Columba's values of love and forgiveness, as they replace the values of an old pagan would of heroic violence
A series of lay sermons on good principles and good breeding by James Hogg( )

13 editions published between 1834 and 1997 in English and held by 1,519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lay Sermons offers, playfully, a series of lay sermons on good principles and good breeding: the very last thing that one would expect to come from the pen of the famous Ettrick Shepherd of Blackwood's. But a significant part of the joke is that the Shepherd, most unexpectedly, provides lay sermons that combine into a series of wise meditations on life and on literature. This important text by a major Scottish writer has long been neglected and undervalued, partly because it has not been easily accessible. However, recent critics such as Robert Kiely, David Groves and Silvia Mergenthal have pointed to the interest and influence of Hogg's Lay Sermons; and this new edition by Gillian Hughes will make the book readily available for the first time since the 1830s
Tales of the Wars of Montrose by James Hogg( )

18 editions published between 1835 and 2002 in English and held by 1,399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Tales of the Wars of Montrose Hogg continues the examination of Scotland's past he began in The Brownie of Bodsbeck, and continued in The Three Perils of Woman and Confessions of a Justified Sinner; in doing so he also reflects upon the attempts of Scott and Galt to deal with Scottish history. Using different narrators and different moods in each of the five tales that compose the work Hogg leads the reader into (and eventually out of) a period of anarchy and confusion in his native country. This new edition is the first to reflect Hogg's true intentions for the work, being formed on his own plan and following the text of his surviving manuscripts. The work thus revealed is a major achievement of final years, and a splendid portrait of Scottish society in a state of civil war
The three perils of man; war, women and witchcraft by James Hogg( Book )

70 editions published between 1822 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Three Perils of Woman is essentially a combination of two stories on similar themes, one set in the Highlands following the Battle of Culloden and the other in Hogg's Edinburgh. Daring in its narrative technique, its first readers were confused by the novel's juxtaposition of the comic and the horrific as Hogg explored the relationship between fictional life, as portrayed in, say, the works of Walter Scott, and the realities of nineteenth-century Scotland. Daring in its subject matter, they were also shocked by its treatment of such delicate matters as prostitution and venereal disease. Last printed in any form in the 1820s, this new edition reveals the exceptional quality of The Three Perils of Woman and puts it squarely back into the mainstream of Scottish literature
The Queen's wake : a legendary poem by James Hogg( Book )

78 editions published between 1813 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When The Queen's Wake was published in 1813 it proved an unexpected popular success, placing Hogg for a while alongside Byron and Scott as one of the most admired British poets of that time. Over the next six years Hogg was encouraged by major players in the Edinburgh book trade to make substantial revisions, to make the poem even more attractive and saleable. The fifth edition (1819) is an enhanced and carefully polished version from the now established and respected poet. It is markedly different from the edgy, powerful and unsettling first version of The Queen's Wake, which was the work of an impecunious and marginalised outsider."
Noctes Ambrosianæ by John Wilson( Book )

44 editions published between 1854 and 1963 in 3 languages and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brownie of Bodsbeck by James Hogg( Book )

41 editions published between 1818 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Winter evening tales : collected among the cottagers in the south of Scotland by James Hogg( Book )

39 editions published between 1820 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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." [Publisher's description]
Mador of the moor by James Hogg( Book )

21 editions published between 1816 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish popular tradition includes a group of stories about a King who has adventures--amorous and otherwise--as he wanders in disguise among his people. Many of these stories focus on James V and in Walter Scott's long narrative poem The Lady of the Lake (1810) the King encounters a mysterious lady while he is wandering alone and unrecognised in the Highlands. At first sight Scott's heroine seems to be a simple country girl, but she turns out to be a daughter of the great aristocratic house of Douglas, living for the time being in a rural exile. Scott's romantic and aristocratic version of the old 'wandering King' stories was hugely popular in its day, but Hogg subverts and questions this tale in Mador of the Moor (1816). The name 'Mador' suggests 'made o'er', 'made over', and Mador of the Moor is in effect a makeover of The Lady of the Lake. Hogg's poem, like Scott's, tells how a deer-hunt in the Highlands leads a disguised King of Scots into a love-adventure with a young woman. However Hogg's heroine, Ila Moore, is not a chaste aristocrat but a girl of low social standing who is made pregnant by the wandering King. Ila's inherent resourcefulness and strength of character suggest that a peasant girl pregnant out of wedlock can be a heroine fully worthy of respect, and Mador (rejected as shocking and ridiculous by its original readership), now re- emerges as a flowing and immensely readable narrative that eloquently challenges the deeply-ingrained class and gender prejudices of Hogg's society. --Columbia University Press
The shepherd's calendar by James Hogg( Book )

26 editions published between 1829 and 2009 in English and German and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Never before published as Hogg originally intended, this new edition of The Shepherd's Calendar reaffirms his collection of thirteen rural tales and anecdotes as a major landmark in the history of Scottish literature. Capturing the flavour and style of Border story-telling, they gradually build into a coherent yet intriguing portrait of pastoral life, in which fact blurs with faerie and where narrative authority is increasingly called into question
Selected poems [of] James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilgrims of the sun a poem by James Hogg( Book )

22 editions published between 1815 and 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A queer book by James Hogg( Book )

16 editions published between 1832 and 2007 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witty, humorous and comical as the title implies, the eccentric nature of many of the poems collected here nevertheless belies the often serious historical and moral issues contained within. Including many of Hogg's best-known longer pieces, this is the first edition of A Queer Book to be published since 1832 - although the similarity between the two editions ends at the poems' running order. While the text for the earlier version was substantially reworked by the publisher to smooth out Hogg's use of Scots, this volume brings together manuscripts from all over the world to provide material as near to his final copy as possible. The result is a vibrant collection including many poems which have never been studied critically before. A thorough introduction to the best of Hogg's poetry
The works of the Ettrick Shepherd; tales & sketches by James Hogg( Book )

43 editions published between 1865 and 1992 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs by the Ettrick shepherd by James Hogg( Book )

24 editions published between 1831 and 2014 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories and sketches by James Hogg( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales of love and mystery by James Hogg( Book )

7 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tales and sketches by James Hogg( Book )

33 editions published between 1836 and 1973 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poetic mirror, or, The living boards of Britain by James Hogg( Book )

23 editions published between 1816 and 1978 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Craig, J.H. 1770-1835

Ettrick-Schäfer 1770-1835

Ettrick Sheperd

Ettrick shepherd

Ettrick shepherd 1770-1835

Ettrick Shepherd The 1770-1835

Ettrier Shepherd, The 1770-1835

Hogg, James 1770-1835

Hoggs James 1770-1835

Pastor de Ettrick 1770-1835

Shepherd, Ettrick 1770-1835

ホッグ, J

ホッグ, ジェイムズ

Queen HyndeA series of lay sermons on good principles and good breedingTales of the Wars of MontroseThe three perils of man; war, women and witchcraftThe Queen's wake : a legendary poemThe brownie of BodsbeckWinter evening tales : collected among the cottagers in the south of ScotlandMador of the moor