James Hogg and British Romanticism

A Kaleidoscopic Art

  • Meiko O’Halloran

About this book


This study argues for Hogg's centrality to British Romanticism, resituating his work in relation to many of his more famous Romantic contemporaries. Hogg creates a unique literary style which, the author argues, is best described as 'kaleidoscopic' in view of its similarities with David Brewster's kaleidoscope, invented in 1816.


James Hogg British Romanticism Kaleidoscope Scottish Romanticism Literary Marketplace Romantic literature Miscellany Anthology Book history Print Culture Eighteenth-century poetry Romantic poetry Theatre Drama Short Story Tale Novels fiction Reviews reception English literature epic novel poetry Romanticism William Shakespeare

Authors and affiliations

  • Meiko O’Halloran
    • 1
  1. 1.Newcastle UniversityUK

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