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International Companion to John Galt
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John Galt (1779–1839) was a contemporary of Sir Walter Scott and Jane Austen, and a friend and biographer of Lord Byron. Although a prolific writer, and much admired in his own lifetime, Galt has never achieved comparable levels of literary fame, and his works – poised between Enlightenment and Romanticism – are now often overlooked. Yet his reputation has been slowly growing, and he has attracted critical interest as both a political novelist and a chronicler of Scottish life. This International Companion builds on a steady stream of recent scholarship, and examines Galt’s writings in the social, economic, and religious contexts of their time.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Further Series Titles, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. vii-vii
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  1. Series Editors’ Preface
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. A Brief Biography of John Galt
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. Gerard Carruthers, Colin Kidd
  3. pp. 1-7
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  1. 1. John Galt’s Ayrshire
  2. Andrew O’Hagan
  3. pp. 8-14
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  1. 2. Satire, Hypocrisy, and the Ayrshire–Renfrewshire Enlightenment
  2. Colin Kidd
  3. pp. 15-33
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  1. 3. Finding Galt in Glasgow
  2. Craig Lamont
  3. pp. 34-43
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  1. 4. Galt the Speculator: Sir Andrew Wylie, The Entail, and Lawrie Todd
  2. Angela Esterhammer
  3. pp. 44-56
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  1. 5. How John Galt Wrote North America
  2. Ian McGhee
  3. pp. 57-69
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  1. 6. Commemorating the Covenanters in Ringan Gilhaize
  2. Alison Lumsden
  3. pp. 70-81
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  1. 7. The Insider’s Eye in the Age of Improvement, Urbanisation, and Revolution
  2. Christopher A. Whatley
  3. pp. 82-97
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  1. 8. Pioneering the Political Novel in English
  2. Gordon Millar
  3. pp. 98-109
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  1. 9. Reading for Something Other than the Plot in Galt’s ‘Tales of the West’
  2. Anthony Jarrells
  3. pp. 110-124
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  1. 10. Gender and the Short Story in the Twilight Years
  2. Gerard Carruthers
  3. pp. 125-136
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  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 137-164
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  1. Further Reading
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. Notes on Contributors
  2. pp. 171-172
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 173-180
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  1. Back cover
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