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Tales of the Wars of Montrose
     

Tales of the Wars of Montrose

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by James Hogg
 

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This collection of short stories focuses on the Scottish civil war of 1644-45, in which the Marquis of Montrose led his royalist forces in a series of stunning victories against the odds before his final defeat at Philiphaugh. Each of Hogg's five tales centres on one of the five major battles of Montrose's brilliant but ultimately futilecampaign. Each tale is

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This collection of short stories focuses on the Scottish civil war of 1644-45, in which the Marquis of Montrose led his royalist forces in a series of stunning victories against the odds before his final defeat at Philiphaugh. Each of Hogg's five tales centres on one of the five major battles of Montrose's brilliant but ultimately futilecampaign. Each tale is utterly different from the others in genre and tone, but taken together they build up a composite picture of what it was like to experience the 'anarchy and confusion' of the time at first hand.

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Notes & Queries
Tales of the Wars of Montrose is a big book about a big historical period, and it positions Hogg strongly in the line of historical writers who require to be taken seriously.

— Ian Campbell

Review of English Studies
Displays a... delight in literary form... the opening narrative exploring the relationship between literature and history, truth and fiction, while also creating a foundation for the subsequent tales of romantic intrigue, Ossianic tragedy, adventure and vendetta all over Scotland.

— Fiona Stafford

Scotia

A necessary and commendable effort to present... [Hogg's] entire corpus in a welcome research edition.

— Rhona Brown

Scotia: Interdisciplinary Journal of Scottish Studies
A necessary and commendable effort to present... [Hogg's] entire corpus in a welcome research edition.

— Rhona Brown

Notes & Queries - Ian Campbell
Tales of the Wars of Montrose is a big book about a big historical period, and it positions Hogg strongly in the line of historical writers who require to be taken seriously.

Review of English Studies - Fiona Stafford
Displays a... delight in literary form... the opening narrative exploring the relationship between literature and history, truth and fiction, while also creating a foundation for the subsequent tales of romantic intrigue, Ossianic tragedy, adventure and vendetta all over Scotland.

Scotia - Rhona Brown
A necessary and commendable effort to present... [Hogg's] entire corpus in a welcome research edition.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940025851639
Publisher:
J. Cochrane and Co.
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
279 KB

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