Mador of the Moor - The Collected Works of James Hogg (Hardback)
  • Mador of the Moor - The Collected Works of James Hogg (Hardback)
zoom

Mador of the Moor - The Collected Works of James Hogg (Hardback)

(author), (editor)
£80.00
Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 20/07/2005
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
With an Essay on Hogg's Literary Friendships by Janette Currie and an Appendix on the Popular Context by Suzanne Gilbert Scottish popular tradition includes a group of stories about a King who has adventures - amorous and otherwise - as he wanders in disguise among his people. Many of these stories focus on James V and in Walter Scott's long narrative poem The Lady of the Lake (1810) the King encounters a mysterious lady while he is wandering alone and unrecognised in the Highlands. At first sight Scott's heroine seems to be a simple country girl, but she turns out to be a daughter of the great aristocratic house of Douglas, living for the time being in a rural exile. Scott's romantic and aristocratic version of the old 'wandering King' stories was hugely popular in its day, but Hogg subverts and questions this tale in Mador of the Moor (1816). The name 'Mador' suggests 'made o'er', 'made over', and Mador of the Moor is in effect a makeover of The Lady of the Lake. Hogg's poem, like Scott's, tells how a deer-hunt in the Highlands leads a disguised King of Scots into a love-adventure with a young woman. However Hogg's heroine, Ila Moore, is not a chaste aristocrat but a girl of low social standing who is made pregnant by the wandering King. Ila's inherent resourcefulness and strength of character suggest that a peasant girl pregnant out of wedlock can be a heroine fully worthy of respect, and Mador (rejected as shocking and ridiculous by its original readership), now re-emerges as a flowing and immensely readable narrative that eloquently challenges the deeply-ingrained class and gender prejudices of Hogg's society.

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 9780748618071
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 450 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry
Added to basket
Ten Poems About Dogs
Added to basket
A Poet's Guide to Britain
Added to basket
One Hundred Favourite Poems
Added to basket
Ten Poems About Tea
Added to basket
£4.95
Paperback
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Poems of the Decade
Added to basket
Poems to Learn by Heart
Added to basket
Ten Poems About Cats
Added to basket
£4.95
Pamphlet
Arabic Poems
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
A Choice of Anglo-Saxon Verse
Added to basket
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud...
Added to basket
Poetry Please
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Beat Poets
Added to basket
£10.99
Hardback
Ten Poems About Gardens
Added to basket
Six Poets: Hardy to Larkin
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.