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By Regina Hewitt
The essays during this quantity learn Galt’s paintings in gentle of the convergence of literature, background, and social conception in Scottish Enlightenment and Romantic-era tradition and in our personal interdisciplinary atmosphere. Discussing Galt’s paintings and importance within the many components, genres, and contexts within which he figures, they expand the circle of contacts with whom we affiliate Galt, relocating from anticipated comparisons with contemporaries Walter Scott and James Hogg to unforeseen hyperlinks with such later authors and social thinkers as George Douglas Brown and Harriet Martineau. in addition, those essays extend the repertoire of works studied, delivering the 1st prolonged analyses of Eben Erskine, Rothelan, and the Travels and Observations of Hareach, the Wandering Jew along with new readings of Annals of the Parish, Bogle Corbet, and Ringan Gilhaize. total, the essays draw out the results of Galt’s practices and family members as a journalist, dramatist, critic, biographer, and novelist, constructing grounded conjectures approximately their importance in Galt’s time and our own.
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