Crockett and Grey Galloway

The Novelist and His Works (Classic Reprint)

Author: Malcolm MCL. Harper

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780483329072

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

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Excerpt from Crockett and Grey Galloway: The Novelist and His Works When it was contemplated by the Publisher of this work to issue, in pamphlet form, an account of the complimentary banquet given to Mr Crockett at Dalbeattie in the autumn of last year, many of the friends of the novelist and admirers of his works were desirous to know something of his early life, school and college days, and career as a man of letters. As one who had known Mr Crockett from his boyhood, I was asked by the Publisher to furnish a biographical sketch of the novelists career, and otherwise undertake the preparation of the work for publication. This I readily undertook to do. Indeed, I felt highly gratified in being privileged to associate myself by commemorating, in this way, a brother Gallovidian's successful career in the literary world. At the same time, I entered upon the work with some misgivings. I was well aware that the writing of biography, especially contemporary biography, requires great tact and delicate handling. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Crockett with Grey Galloway

The Novelist and His Works

Author: Malcolm M'Lachlan Harper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: 184

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A Literary History of England

Author: A Baugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136892990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 2282

First published in 1959. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Kailyard and Scottish Literature

Author: Andrew Nash

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401204411

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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For more than a century, the word 'Kailyard' has been a focal point of Scottish literary and cultural debate. Originally a term of literary criticism, it has come to be used, often pejoratively, across a whole range of academic and popular discourse. Historians, politicians and critics of Scottish film and media have joined literary scholars in using the term to set out a diagnosis of Scottish culture. This is the first comprehensive study of the subject. Andrew Nash traces the origins of the Kailyard diagnosis in the nineteenth century and considers the critical concerns that gave rise to it. He then provides a full reassessment of the literature most commonly associated with the term – the fiction of J.M. Barrie, S.R. Crockett and Ian Maclaren. Placing this work in more appropriate contexts, he considers the literary, social and religious imperatives that underpinned it and discusses the impact of these writers in the publishing world. These chapters are succeeded by detailed analysis of the various ways in which the term has been used in wider discussions of Scottish literature and culture. Discussing literary criticism, film studies, and political and sociological analyses of Scotland, Nash shows how Kailyard, as a critical term, helps expose some of the key issues in Scottish cultural debate in the twentieth century, including discussions over national representation, popular culture and the parochialism of Scottish culture.
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World Authors, 1900-1950

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

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Provides almost 2700 articles on twentieth-century authors from all over the world who wrote in English or whose works are available in English translation.
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John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity

Author: Kate Macdonald,Nathan Waddell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317319842

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Considered a quintessentially 'popular' author, John Buchan was a writer of fiction, journalism, philosophy and Scottish history. By examining his engagement with empire, psychoanalysis and propaganda, the contributors to this volume place Buchan at the centre of the debate between popular culture and the modernist elite.
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Raiderland; All about Grey Galloway, Its Stories, Traditions, Characters, Humours

Author: Samuel Rutherford Crockett

Publisher: READ BOOKS

ISBN: 9781446034330

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Page: 492

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Hobbies

Author: Otto C. Lightner,Pearl Ann Reeder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Collectors and collecting

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The Caledonian

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

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The Border Magazine

An Illustrated Monthly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Scotland

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The Dark O' the Moon

Author: S R Crockett

Publisher: Ayton Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781908933119

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 1937

Sequel to 'The Raiders' the story moves the action on a generation. Set at the time of the Galloway Levellers Rebellion (1724) this story ranges over the landscape of Galloway while providing us with a host of memorable characters and incidents.
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Red Cap Tales

Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North

Author: S. R. Crockett

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781406585957

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

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Samuel Rutherford Crockett (1860-1914), was a Scottish novelist. He graduated from Edinburgh University in 1879. After some years of travel he became in 1886 minister of Penicuik. In that year he produced his first publication, Dulce Cor, a collection of verse. He eventually abandoned the Free Church ministry for novel-writing. The success of J. M. Barrie and the Kailyard school of writing had created a demand for stories in Lowland Scots when Mr Crockett published his successful story of The Stickit Minister in 1893. It was followed by a rapidly produced series of popular novels frequently featuring the history of Scotland or with his native Galloway. His works include The Men of the Moss Hags (1895), Cleg Kelly and the Grey Man (1896), The Surprising Adventures of Sir Toady Lion (1897), The Red Axe (1898), The Black Douglas (1899), Kit Kennedy (1899), Joan of the Sword Hand and Little Anna Mark (1900), Flower o' the Corn (1902) and Red Cap Tales: Stolen from the Treasure Chest of the Wizard of the North (1904).
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Cinderella

Author: S R Crockett

Publisher: Ayton Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781908933287

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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Very far away from the fairytale title, the novel is an observation on social class in Crockett's near contemporary society. Galloway life is contrasted with London life with humour and careful observation and the Gallovidians come out clearly on top in the end. A well constructed and interesting tale. Those who do not scorn the art of Galt will be glad that in his present book the author has returned to national types and Galloway of the Picts once more. There is a multiplicity of characters both in high and low life. An old fashioned yet vigorous story of poetic justice (that) will be appreciated by other than Scotch readers. Far from being a light reworking of a classic fairytale, Crockett's 'Cinderella' is an observation on social class in his contemporary society and as such fascinating to the modern reader for more than the romantic storyline it is wrapped in. The combination of romance and realism shows Crockett's skill to great advantage.
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The Athenaeum

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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The Athenæum

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Die Stunde der Liebenden

Roman

Author: Lucy Foley

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3458742190

Category: Fiction

Page: 450

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Vom alten England in die Straßencafés von Paris, über das in der Augusthitze flirrende Korsika bis ins pulsierende New York führt uns diese fesselnde Familiensaga. Sie erzählt von der Macht der wahren Liebe über Jahrzehnte, Kontinente und Generationen hinweg – und davon, wie Herzen und Familien gerade dann miteinander vereint werden, wenn sie für immer verloren scheinen. England, 1928: Alice und Tom kennen sich aus unbeschwerten Kindertagen: sie, die vor Energie sprühende junge Aristokratin, und er, der noch unbekannte Maler. Ihre Liebe fühlt sich an wie die reinste Magie – doch nicht nur Alices Familie setzt alles daran, eine gemeinsame Zukunft zu verhindern. London, sechzig Jahre später: Die junge Fotografin Kate findet im Nachlass ihrer Großmutter eine alte Porträt-Skizze, die ihrer verstorbenen Mutter verblüffend ähnlich sieht. Was hat es mit der Zeichnung auf sich? Und wer ist die Frau darauf? Um dem Geheimnis um das Porträt und um die Vergangenheit ihrer Mutter näher zu kommen, macht sich Kate auf die Suche nach dem Künstler, dem berühmten Maler Thomas Stafford ... Die Stunde der Liebenden erzählt von Sehnsucht und Hoffnung, von Verlust und Schmerz, von Abenteuer und Freiheit. Davon, aus Konventionen auszubrechen und den Mut zu finden, seine Ängste zu überwinden. Und vor allem von Liebe und Nähe, die man zulassen muss, um sein Glück im Leben zu finden.
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