`Learned notes explicate points of difficulty and indicate the inspiration that later literary terrorists found in these Blackwood's Tales.' TLS
`In their Introduction as well as their Notes the editors are unfailingly informative. One might not expect the strength of such a collection as this to lie in variety, but that is the surprising fact. The editors have chosen with skill and taste ... a valuable insight into the taste of the time.' T.W. Craik, The Charles Lamb Bulletin, October 1996, New Series No. 96
`The editors have done admirable work in producing this book . . . it is wid=nderful to see these Balckwood's pieces amde readily available for the disconcerted fascination of a wide audience again.' Studies in Hogg and His World
`earned notes explicate points of difficulty and indicate the inspiration that later literary terrorists found in these Blackwood's Tales.' TLS
--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The tales of terror and hysteria published in the heydey (1817-32) of Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine
became a literary legend in the nineteenth century. Blackwood's
was the most important and influential literary-political journal of its time, and a major institution not just in Scottish letters but in the development of British and American Romanticism. This edition selects some of the best tales from the magazine's first fifteen years, and includes works by well-known writers such as Walter Scott, James Hogg, and John Galt alongside talented but now almost forgotten authors like William Godwin, Samuel Warren, and William Mudford.