By Regina Hewitt
The essays during this quantity study 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 surroundings. Discussing Galt’s paintings and importance within the many parts, genres, and contexts within which he figures, they develop 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. furthermore, 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 consequences of Galt’s practices and kin 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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John Galt: Observations and Conjectures on Literature, History, and Society (Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650–1850) by Regina Hewitt