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The Three Perils of Woman

(1823)
Or Love, Leasing and Jealousy
A novel by

 
 
Commentators once dismissed Perils of Woman as a bad book because it trampled on the flowerbeds of early-nineteenth-century decorum; they now acclaim it a masterpiece for the very same reason, reading subversive craft in the place of oafishness.' Ian Duncan, Studies in Hogg and his World'Both stories [of The Three Perils of Woman] are generically diverse, self-consciously impure. Hogg described them as 'domestic tales', apparently soliciting a female readership whose delicacy he then assaults with speculations about promiscuity and prostitution, and with prayers so chattily informal that reviewers found them blasphemous. Both stories modulate suddenly from comedy to tragedy, though one - but which?- struggles through to what may be a happy ending. [...] What matters about The Three Perils of Woman is not the conclusions it has to offer about the issues it raises, but the fact that these are addressed with such painful urgency. They have become urgent once again, and will continue to be so; and if

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Three Perils of Woman: A Series of Domestic Scottish Tales (The Collected Works of James Hogg): No. 2
Author(s): James Hogg, Colin Groves, Douglas S Mack, Antony J Hasler
ISBN: 0-7486-0477-4 / 978-0-7486-0477-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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Paperback Editions

September 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Three Perils of Woman; Or, Love, Leasing, and Jealousy
Author(s): James Hogg
ISBN: 1-230-30300-6 / 978-1-230-30300-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: TheClassics.us
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May 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Three Perils of Woman (The Collected Works of James Hogg)
Author(s): James Hogg, Antony Hasler, Douglas S Mack, David Groves
ISBN: 0-7486-6317-7 / 978-0-7486-6317-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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