Altrive Tales: Featuring a 'Memoir of the Author's Life' (Collected Works of James Hogg)

3 avg rating
( 1 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780748620876: Altrive Tales: Featuring a 'Memoir of the Author's Life' (Collected Works of James Hogg)

I like to write about myself: in fact, there are few things I like better'So confesses Hogg with pawky self-mocking humour in Altrive Tales.The collection opens with Hogg's own story of how a ragged servant-lad remade himself as a respected professional writer, the associate of Byron, Scott, Southey, Wordsworth and Galt. Hogg's frank and humorous 'Memoir of the Author's Life' is widely recognised as a classic of Romantic autobiography and an important record of early nineteenth-century Scottish culture.The themes of the 'Memoir' continue in the tales that follow. 'The Adventures of Captain John Lochy' is a fast-paced historical fiction, the autobiography of a social outcast adrift in Scotland, Russia, the Netherlands, and Sweden. 'The Pongos' (an early version of the Tarzan story) takes a look at Scottish involvement in the British empire in a comic parody of Enlightenment notions about the nature of man and of society. 'Marion's Jock' is a virtuoso exercise in Scots and in Hogg's ability to communi

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Gillian Hughes is James Hogg AHRB Research Fellow of the University of Stirling, and joint General Editor of the Stirling/South Carolina Edition

Review:

This is a fascinating volume, full of surprises, challenges and confirmations! Gillian Hughes's editorial activities are exemplary: the textual decisions and apparatus inspire confidence and assent, and the genesis of the Tales is pieced together from manuscript evidence in an introduction which is a serious piece of scholarly detective work in its own right! [S]he offers finely-observed, stimulating exegesis which will encourage further readings, and the explanatory notes offer some wonderfully suggestive analogies. Altogether, the volume is a revelation. This is a fascinating volume, full of surprises, challenges and confirmations! Gillian Hughes's editorial activities are exemplary: the textual decisions and apparatus inspire confidence and assent, and the genesis of the Tales is pieced together from manuscript evidence in an introduction which is a serious piece of scholarly detective work in its own right! [S]he offers finely-observed, stimulating exegesis which will encourage further readings, and the explanatory notes offer some wonderfully suggestive analogies. Altogether, the volume is a revelation.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

James Hogg
Published by EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. I like to write about myself: in fact, there are few things I like better! So confesses Hogg with pawky self-mocking humour in Altrive Tales. The collection opens with Hogg s own story of how a ragged servant-lad remade himself as a respected professional writer, the associate of Byron, Scott, Southey, Wordsworth and Galt. Hogg s frank and humorous Memoir of the Author s Life is widely recognised as a classic of Romantic autobiography and an important record of early nineteenth-century Scottish culture. The themes of the Memoir continue in the tales that follow. The Adventures of Captain John Lochy is a fast-paced historical fiction, the autobiography of a social outcast adrift in Scotland, Russia, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The Pongos (an early version of the Tarzan story) takes a look at Scottish involvement in the British empire in a comic parody of Enlightenment notions about the nature of man and of society. Marion s Jock is a virtuoso exercise in Scots and in Hogg s ability to communicate the peasant lifestyle of his native Scottish Borders. This new edition, thoughtfully introduced, extensively annotated and featuring a reading list and Hogg chronology, presents Altrive Tales as a major achievement by one of Scotland s finest storytellers. Bookseller Inventory # AA79780748620876

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.47
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

James Hogg
Published by Oxford University Press
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Oxford University Press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0748620877

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.21
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.66
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

James Hogg
Published by EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS, United Kingdom, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New. Language: English . Brand New Book. I like to write about myself: in fact, there are few things I like better! So confesses Hogg with pawky self-mocking humour in Altrive Tales. The collection opens with Hogg s own story of how a ragged servant-lad remade himself as a respected professional writer, the associate of Byron, Scott, Southey, Wordsworth and Galt. Hogg s frank and humorous Memoir of the Author s Life is widely recognised as a classic of Romantic autobiography and an important record of early nineteenth-century Scottish culture. The themes of the Memoir continue in the tales that follow. The Adventures of Captain John Lochy is a fast-paced historical fiction, the autobiography of a social outcast adrift in Scotland, Russia, the Netherlands, and Sweden. The Pongos (an early version of the Tarzan story) takes a look at Scottish involvement in the British empire in a comic parody of Enlightenment notions about the nature of man and of society. Marion s Jock is a virtuoso exercise in Scots and in Hogg s ability to communicate the peasant lifestyle of his native Scottish Borders. This new edition, thoughtfully introduced, extensively annotated and featuring a reading list and Hogg chronology, presents Altrive Tales as a major achievement by one of Scotland s finest storytellers. Bookseller Inventory # AA79780748620876

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hogg, James/ Hughes, Gillian (Editor)
Published by Edinburgh Univ Pr (2006)
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Edinburgh Univ Pr, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. new edition. 368 pages. 8.50x5.75x1.25 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # __0748620877

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.12
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Hogg James
Published by Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
Majestic Books
(London, ,, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Edinburgh University Press. Book Condition: New. pp. 368. Bookseller Inventory # 3377047

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
14.97
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 5.50
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

James Hogg
Published by Edinburgh University Press
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Edinburgh University Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Bookseller Inventory # B9780748620876

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.94
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Hogg, James
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # VU-9780748620876

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
18.72
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.03
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

James Hogg
Published by Edinburgh University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Edinburgh University Press, 2005. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # FV-9780748620876

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 9.01
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

James Hogg (author), Gillian Hughes (editor)
Published by Edinburgh University Press 2005-07-12, Edinburgh (2005)
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Edinburgh University Press 2005-07-12, Edinburgh, 2005. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780748620876

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
15.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

HOGG.
Published by Edinburgh University Press (2005)
ISBN 10: 0748620877 ISBN 13: 9780748620876
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Herb Tandree Philosophy Books
(Stroud, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Edinburgh University Press, 2005. Paperback. Book Condition: NEW. 9780748620876 This listing is a new book, a title currently in-print which we order directly and immediately from the publisher. Bookseller Inventory # HTANDREE0137002

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
17
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 8
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book