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Mack, Douglas S.

Overview
Works: 91 works in 244 publications in 1 language and 8,175 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Records and correspondence  Music  Biographies  Anecdotes  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Commentator
Classifications: PR4791.A2, 821.7
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Most widely held works by Douglas S Mack
The tale of old mortality by Walter Scott( Book )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story reaches dramatic heights in Scott's description of the Covenanters rebuff of the Royalist forces at Loudoun Hill, the preparations for the Battle of Bothwell Bridge, and the moving trial of the young Morton and his fellow prisoners before Claverhouse and the Privy Council
Memoir of the author's life, and Familiar anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott by James Hogg( Book )

14 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems [of] James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

11 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scottish fiction and the British empire by Douglas S Mack( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some Scottish writers, such as Sir Walter Scott and John Buchan, did much to generate and promote Imperial Britain's sense of itself, and these authors tended to be part of the Scottish elite. However, an alternative strand of Scottish writing was produced by authors with roots in non-elite, 'subaltern' Scotland - writers from the past such as James Hogg, Mary Macpherson ('Mairi Mhor nan Oran') and Lewis Grassic Gibbon, as well as present-day writers such as James Kelman and Irvine Welsh." "Douglas Mack argues that such writers actively challenge the elite's Imperial Grand Narrative and demonstrates that Scottish fiction was active and influential both in shaping and in subverting the assumptions that underpinned the Empire."--Jacket
The shepherd's calendar by James Hogg( Book )

12 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 247 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 stories and sketches by James Hogg( Book )

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

The three perils of woman, or, Love, leasing, and jealousy : a series of domestic Scottish tales by James Hogg( Book )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 229 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 brownie of Bodsbeck by James Hogg( Book )

12 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of Sir W. Scott by James Hogg( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Queen's wake : a legendary poem by James Hogg( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thus the poem exists in significantly different authorial versions, each reflecting Hogg's circumstances at the time. In recent years a consensus has emerged that in cases of this kind the modern reader is best served by having access to editions of both versions. The Stirling/ South Carolina Research Edition of The Queen's Wake therefore presents both the first and fifth edition of the poem."--Jacket
A series of lay sermons on good principles and good breeding by James Hogg( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 176 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
Queen Hynde by James Hogg( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2016 in English and held by 165 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
The collected works of James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bush aboon Traquair ; and, the royal jubilee by James Hogg( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two of James Hogg's pastoral dramas with songs, presented here with full explanatory notes and glossary
The collected letters of James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anecdotes of Scott : Anecdotes of Sir W. Scott and Familiar anecdotes of Sir Walter Scott by James Hogg( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Hogg knew Sir Walter Scott well and, after Scott's death, wrote an affectionate but frank account of their friendship. His original version was withdrawn from publication and later extensively revised. Rubenstein's edition contains both texts
The collected letters of James Hogg by James Hogg( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hogg's prose : an annotated listing by Douglas S Mack( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jacobite relics of Scotland : being the songs, airs and legends of the adherents of the House of Stuart by James Hogg( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The tale of old mortality
Alternative Names
Mack, Douglas 1943-

Mack, Douglas S.

Mack, Douglas Stuart 1943-

Stuart Mack, Douglas 1943-

Languages
English (152)

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Scottish fiction and the British empireThe shepherd's calendarThe three perils of woman, or, Love, leasing, and jealousy : a series of domestic Scottish talesThe Queen's wake : a legendary poemA series of lay sermons on good principles and good breedingQueen HyndeThe collected works of James HoggThe bush aboon Traquair ; and, the royal jubilee