John Galt

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The Scottish author John Galt achieved instant fame with his 1821 novel ‘Annals of the Parish’, winning him the distinction of being the first novelist to deal with issues of the Industrial Revolution. A close friend of Lord Byron, Galt wrote novels that are memorable for their endearing depiction of Scottish rural life, tinged with ironic humour and reminiscent of his contemporary Sir Walter Scott. Galt is also notable as a political and social commentator, as exemplified by his later novel ‘The Member’, for which he has been called the first political novelist of the English language. This comprehensive eBook presents John Galt’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

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* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Galt’s life and works
* Concise introductions to the major novels
* 14 novels, with individual contents tables
* Features many rare novels appearing for the first time in digital publishing, including ‘The Member’, ‘The Stolen Child’ and ‘Sir Andrew Wylie, of that Ilk’
* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* The rare children’s book ‘The History of Gog and Magog’
* Includes Galt’s rare poetry collection, available in no other eBook
* Galt’s play ‘The Mermaid’
* Includes a selection of Galt’s non-fiction
* Features a bonus biography – discover Galt’s literary life
* A special ‘Glossary of Scots Words’ to aid the modern reader
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres


The Novels
Annals of the Parish
The Ayrshire Legatees
Sir Andrew Wylie, of that Ilk
The Provost
The Entail
The Gathering of the West
Ringan Gilhaize
The Spaewife
The Omen
The Last of the Lairds
The Member
The Radical
The Stolen Child

The Children’s Book
The History of Gog and Magog

The Play
The Mermaid

The Poetry
Poems, 1833

The Non-Fiction
The Life and Studies of Benjamin West
The Life of Lord Byron

The Biography
John Galt by Francis Espinasse

Glossary of Scots Words