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Shepherd's Calendar

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ISBN-10: 0748663169

ISBN-13: 9780748663163

Edition: 2002

Authors: Douglas S. Mack, James Hogg, Douglas Mack, Douglas Mack

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'The Shepherd's Calendar' draws on Hogg's experiences as a young shepherd in the 1790s and it produces a convincing and very human picture of the dangers, the pleasures and the tensions of the lives of the rural poor in Scotland after the French Revolution.
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publication date: 5/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Son of a Scottish shepherd and descended from minstrels, Hogg led a life that has the fictional quality Thomas Hardy was to capture later in the century in his novels of country life. After meeting Sir Walter Scott in 1802, Hogg adopted the name "Ettrick Shepherd," a pseudonym under which he published original lyrics and ballads. In 1814 Hogg met William Wordsworth and enjoyed literary friendships in the Lake District, although he parodied the other poets' styles and mannerisms in The Poetic Mirror (1816). He married at age 50 and fathered five children, whom he tried to support by the same kind of unproductive farming at which Robert Burns had labored a generation before. Like Burns, his…    

Douglas S. Mack is a Professor in English at the University of Stirling, and editor of the much acclaimed Edinburgh Edition of Walter Scott's The Tale of Old Mortality.