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Contributions to Annuals and Gift Books : The Collected Works of James Hogg - James Hogg

Contributions to Annuals and Gift Books

The Collected Works of James Hogg

By: James Hogg, Janette Currie (Editor), Gillian Hughes (Editor)

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Published: 1st October 2005
For Ages: 22+ years old
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The Annuals of the 1820s and 1830s, like their modern counterparts, were designed as Christmas and New Year's presents. The latest developments in printing and book design were employed in the preparation of these attractive pocket-sized compilations of poetry, prose and engravings for drawing-room display. Well-known authors such as James Hogg, Walter Scott, L.E.L., and John Clare were eagerly recruited and handsomely paid as contributors, their work appearing alongside that of young hopefuls such as Alfred Tennyson.

In drawing together Hogg's work for the Annuals and in providing the appropriate context the editors shed new light on Hogg's working practices and his relations with editors and artists, uniting material hitherto scattered in rare volumes and in manuscripts and making a solid contribution to knowledge of the Annual publishing phenomenon itself.

Several new versions of Hogg's tales and poems are included in "Contributions to Literary Annuals," which also reproduces the music and illustrations that accompanied them. The range of Hogg's contributions is surprising -- family poems ("An Aged Widow's Lament"), an outpouring of patriotic feeling ("The Harp of Ossian"), traditional stories of devils and ghosts ("The Border Chronicler"), an exemplification of divine justice ("The Cameronian Preacher's Tale"), and an account of group psychology ("A Psychological Curiosity"). The volume also includes a group of pieces contributed to Annuals designed primarily for children, and these are supplemented by a reprinting of the gift-book he dedicated to his own family, "A Father's New Year's Gift."

"Contributions to Literary Annuals" highlights a coherent part of Hogg's total literary output, and in doing so provides new insights to an increasingly popular area of nineteenth-century publishing history.

[Contributions to Literary Annuals] seems to me an admirable entry in this prestigious edition. -- Penny Fielding This ... will add significant new material and scholarship to the Stirling/ South Carolina Edition. -- Jill Rubenstein 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 This unconventional collection is nonetheless a crucial contribution to the Collected Works of James Hogg, and a testament to the Stirling/South Carolina edition's aims at inclusiveness and expansiveness ... Janette Currie's informative and comprehensive Introduction does much to reveal Hogg's publishing activity in Annuals and Gift-Books, but also uncovers an alternative literary context which is under-researched and neglected by critics. Scotia [Contributions to Literary Annuals] seems to me an admirable entry in this prestigious edition. This ... will add significant new material and scholarship to the Stirling/ South Carolina Edition. 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. This unconventional collection is nonetheless a crucial contribution to the Collected Works of James Hogg, and a testament to the Stirling/South Carolina edition's aims at inclusiveness and expansiveness ... Janette Currie's informative and comprehensive Introduction does much to reveal Hogg's publishing activity in Annuals and Gift-Books, but also uncovers an alternative literary context which is under-researched and neglected by critics.

Hogg, art, and the annuals
Invocation to the queen of the fairiesp. 3
Love's jubileep. 6
The border chroniclerp. 10
Stanzas for musicp. 23
An aged widow's own wordsp. 27
Ane Waefu' Scots pastoralp. 28
Womanp. 30
Superstition and gracep. 33
The sky larkp. 39
The descent of lovep. 40
St. Mary of the Lowsp. 44
Eastern apologuesp. 48
Seeking the Houdyp. 56
A sea storyp. 64
A love balladp. 71
Maggy o' Buccleuchp. 73
The battle of the Boynep. 74
Scottish haymakersp. 78
The Lord of Ballochp. 84
The Carle of Invertimep. 91
The Cameronian preacher's talep. 96
Katie Cheynep. 108
Auld Joe Nicholson's bonny nanniep. 123
Balladp. 124
Verses to a beloved young friendp. 125
The minstrel boyp. 126
A Scots Luve Sangp. 131
The Fords of Callump. 132
A bard's address to his youngest daughterp. 138
The harp of Ossianp. 143
My Emma, my darlingp. 149
O weel befa' the guileless heartp. 154
Fairy songs and the song of Oberonp. 155
A lay of the martyrsp. 161
A tale of Pentlandp. 168
[Three sketches : a tribute to David Wilkie]
The Dorty Weanp. 181
The history of an Auld Naigp. 183
David Wilkiep. 185
A Cameronian balladp. 186
A hymn to the redeemerp. 191
Morning hymnp. 192
The judgment of Idumeap. 193
A letter to the Ettrick Shepherdp. 195
To miss M - A - C - ep. 203
A Highland ecloguep. 209
A boy's songp. 217
The two valleysp. 218
The covenanter's scaffold songp. 225
Songp. 229
A child's prayerp. 233
Dramas of infancy
What is sin?p. 234
What is death?p. 236
What is sin?p. 238
The poachersp. 241
Play up my lovep. 250
The admonitionp. 255
Dedicatory letterp. 259
Prayer for the sabbath morningp. 260
Prayer for the sabbath eveningp. 260
Hymn for sabbath morningp. 261
Hymn for the sabbath eveningp. 262
Morning prayer for week daysp. 262
Evening prayer for week daysp. 263
Hymn for the close of the weekp. 263
Hymn for general usep. 265
Hymn on the omnipresence of the deityp. 266
Manuscript fragmentp. 269
To Mrs James Cochrane and to Maryp. 273
A listing of Hogg texts in annuals and gift-booksp. 275
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ISBN: 9780748615278
ISBN-10: 074861527X
Series: The Collected Works of James Hogg
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 480
Published: 1st October 2005
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.87