The Greatest Scottish Books of All time

The Greatest Scottish Books of All time

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4064066392383

Category: Fiction

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This meticulously edited collection includes the greatest historical novels, adventure classics, legends, romance novels and war stories set in Scottish highlands and moors._x000D_ Contents:_x000D_ Robert Louis Stevenson:_x000D_ Kidnapped_x000D_ Catriona_x000D_ Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses_x000D_ The Master of Ballantrae: A Winter's Tale_x000D_ Weir of Hermiston_x000D_ Walter Scott:_x000D_ Waverley_x000D_ Guy Mannering_x000D_ The Antiquary_x000D_ Rob Roy_x000D_ Ivanhoe_x000D_ Kenilworth_x000D_ The Pirate_x000D_ The Fortunes of Nigel_x000D_ Peveril of the Peak_x000D_ Quentin Durward_x000D_ St. Ronan's Well_x000D_ Redgauntlet_x000D_ Woodstock_x000D_ The Fair Maid of Perth _x000D_ Anne of Geierstein_x000D_ Old Mortality_x000D_ The Black Dwarf_x000D_ The Heart of Midlothian _x000D_ The Bride of Lammermoor_x000D_ A Legend of Montrose_x000D_ Count Robert of Paris_x000D_ Castle Dangerous_x000D_ The Monastery_x000D_ The Abbot_x000D_ The Betrothed_x000D_ The Talisman_x000D_ John Buchan:_x000D_ The Thirty-Nine Steps_x000D_ The Three Hostages_x000D_ Huntingtower_x000D_ Castle Gay_x000D_ The Power-House_x000D_ John Macnab_x000D_ Sir Quixote of the Moors_x000D_ John Burnet of Barns_x000D_ A Lost Lady of Old Years_x000D_ The Half-Hearted_x000D_ Salute to Adventurers_x000D_ Midwinter_x000D_ Witch Wood_x000D_ The Free Fishers_x000D_ O. Douglas:_x000D_ Olivia in India_x000D_ The Setons_x000D_ Penny Plain_x000D_ Ann and Her Mother_x000D_ Pink Sugar_x000D_ The Proper Place_x000D_ The Day of Small Things_x000D_ Priorsford_x000D_ Taken by the Hand_x000D_ Jane's Parlour_x000D_ The House That Is Our Own_x000D_ George MacDonald:_x000D_ David Elginbrod_x000D_ Alec Forbes of Howglen_x000D_ Robert Falconer_x000D_ Ranald Bannerman's Boyhood_x000D_ What's Mine's Mine_x000D_ The Elect Lady_x000D_ Heather and Snow_x000D_ Salted with Fire_x000D_ Malcolm_x000D_ The Marquis of Lossie_x000D_ Sir Gibbie_x000D_ Donal Grant_x000D_ J. M. Barrie:_x000D_ Auld Licht Idylls_x000D_ A Window in Thrums_x000D_ The Little Minister_x000D_ Sentimental Tommy_x000D_ Tommy and Grizel

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism

Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Romanticism

Author: Murray Pittock

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748646357

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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Bringing together an international group of experts, this companion explores a distinctly Scottish Romanticism. Discussing the most influential texts and authors in depth, the original essays shed new critical light on texts from Macpherson's Ossian poetry to Hogg's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and from Scott's Waverley Novels to the work of John Galt. As well as dealing with the major Romantic figures, the contributors look afresh at ballads, songs, the idea of the bard, religion, periodicals, the national tale, the picturesque, the city, language and the role of Gaelic in Scottish Romanticism.Key Features* The first and only student guide to Scottish Romanticism capturing the best of critical debate while providing new approaches* Contributors include: Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley), Angela Esterhammer (Zurich University), Peter Garside (Edinburgh University), Andrew Monnickendam (Barcelona University), Fiona Stafford (Oxford University), Fernando Toda (Salamanca University) and Crawford Gribben (Trinity College, Dublin) - who have themselves helped to define approaches to the period

Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War

Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004314924

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Focussing on specific writers and texts, Writings of Persuasion and Dissonance in the Great War examines literary responses to the Great War. It underscores the futility of imposing a single perspective on such response and also enquires into the uncertainties of memory.

Lust for Life!

Lust for Life!

Author: John Neil Munro

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 9780857906649

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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In the mid-1980s Irvine Welsh's life was going nowhere fast. His teenage dreams of being a footballer or a rock star were over, and he was stuck in a series of white-collar jobs which he loathed. With the last throw of the dice, he started to write. In 1993 his debut novel - which centred on the desperate day-to-day struggles of a group of Edinburgh schemies and junkies - was published. Even Irvine's publisher, Secker & Warburg, didn't hold out much hope. Only 1,000 copies were printed and the word was that Irvine might become a cult author, a 'Scottish Bukowski'. But, as the rave reviews increased, the book - memorably described as 'the voice of punk, grown up, grown wiser and grown eloquent' - rapidly achieved global success. It was followed, in 1996, by Danny Boyle's raw, high-energy film, which received worldwide critical acclaim and launched the careers of several young Scots actors such as Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner and Kelly Macdonald. So, how did an unknown Edinburgh writer pen the most talked-about book of a generation? Read the inside story of the Trainspotting phenomenon.

The Soul of Scotland

The Soul of Scotland

Author: Harry Reid

Publisher: Saint Andrew Press

ISBN: 9780861537921

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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Religion is at the very core of Scotland's turbulent history and unique cultural heritage. In a fast-paced enthralling celebration of this heritage, Harry Reid introduces us to a spiritual landscape of incredible richness and variety.

Notional Identities

Notional Identities

Author: Thomas Christie

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443864459

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Notional Identities takes up the challenge of engaging with the popular genres of speculative fiction and crime fiction by Scottish authors from the mid-1970s until the beginning of the twenty-first century, examining a variety of significant novels from across the decades in the light of wider considerations of ideology, genre and national identity. The book investigates the extent to which the national political and cultural climate of this tumultuous era informed the narrative form and social commentary of such works, and considers the manner in which—and the extent to which—a specific and identifiably Scottish response to these ideological matters can be identified in popular prose fiction during the period under discussion. Although Scottish literary fiction of recent decades has been studied in considerable depth, Scottish popular genre literature has received markedly less critical scrutiny in comparison. Notional Identities aims to help in redressing this balance, examining popular Scottish texts of the stated period in order to reflect upon whether a significant relationship can be discerned between genre fiction and the mainstream of Scottish literary writing, and to consider the characteristics of the literary connections which exist between these different modes of writing.

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature

Author: Michael Gardiner

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748637751

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. Using a comparative model and spanning over two hundred years of literary history from the 18th Century to the contemporary, this collection of 19 new essays by some of the leading figures in the field presents a range of perspectives on Scottish and postcolonial writing. The essays explore Scotland's position on both sides of the colonial divide and also its role as instigator of a devolutionary process with potential consequences for British Imperialism.

Book Review: The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Book Review: The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Author: 50MINUTES.COM,

Publisher: 50Minutes.com

ISBN: 9782808017664

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

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It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. The Wealth of Nations is one of the most significant works in economics history, and is a foundational text of classical economics. Written at a time when the Industrial Revolution was changing the face of Western societies, the book seeks to explain why some countries are wealthier than others and how a fair, productive society can be created. In particular, Smith’s advocacy of division of labour, free trade and free markets, with equilibrium guaranteed by the so-called “invisible hand of the market”, proved extremely influential in the UK and USA and shaped our modern economic system. The work is still widely studied today, and remains one of the most cited texts in the social sciences. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Students of economic theory and the history of economics • Anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of classical economics • Anyone who is curious about why some countries are wealthier than others About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

The Leader's Bookshelf

The Leader's Bookshelf

Author: Martin Cohen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781538135778

Category: Self-Help

Page: 233

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Which books inspired some of the world’s most successful people – and why? Come on a journey of literary exploration and find out how books can impact your life. It turns out that the life stories of many famous people start out with a particular book that inspired them when young. Here, Martin Cohen explores the lives of some remarkable people – inventors, scientists, business gurus and political leaders – and the books that have challenged, inspired, and influenced them. And so exploring the ideas, dreams and inspirations that this diverse group shared is at the heart of this book too. Inspiration, in particular, is the thread that ties together individuals with characters and backgrounds as diverse as Jane Goodall and Barack Obama, Malcolm X and Judge Clarence Thomas, Oprah Winfrey and Malala Yousafzai, Rachel Carson and Frans Lanting. Often, behind many tales of achievement lies much more than a collection of smart tactics. There are beliefs and values that guide many a grand strategy, too. And the strategies are often very different, which if you think about it, shouldn’t come as a surprise. If there really were just one recipe for success, well, everyone would be using it already. No, the thing that unifies these disparate approaches is that they all provided for their owners a kind of conceptual grid onto which a wide range of day-to-day creative, scientific, or business practices are able to develop and grow. For Sergey Brin and Larry Page, the founders of Google, for example, the grid was Charles Darwin’s notions of natural mutation and iteration. With Henry Ford, the man who pioneered the method of the assembly line, the grid was an obscure, ethereal theory of life as a sequence of reincarnations. And for both Oprah Winfrey and Steve Jobs, the grid was existentialist ideas about the pursuit of authenticity. In all these cases, a grand, indeed often philosophical, theory meshed perfectly with a practical business strategy. All of these remarkable people, and the books that most inspired them, are explored in this book.

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838850784

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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Ever since its first appearance in 1886, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde has proven itself to be a tale of undiminished power for readers all over the world. But the story of the respectable Dr Jekyll, even in a London setting, has links that stretch back to the narrow wynds of Edinburgh and the bleak moors and shores of the North. This collection reveals the Scottish origins of Stevenson’s great masterpiece of psychological fiction and his stories of possession, doubleness and terror, and uncovers his fascination with the uncanny which brought the creator of Mr Hyde screamingly awake one winter’s night over one hundred years ago.

The Girl on the Ferryboat

The Girl on the Ferryboat

Author: Angus Peter Campbell

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781909912564

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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I loved her from the moment I saw her, and that love has never wavered. It has encased every choice I have ever made, and I have never done anything in my life which didn't involve her image somewhere... I'm so sorry for it all This is the latest English-language novel from award-winning Gaelic poet, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and actor, Angus Peter Campbell, and the first to be published simultaneously in Gaelic and English. Vividly evoked Scottish tale of chance encounters and of family memories, regret, love and loss. Combines myth, music and linguistics to recount the memory of a hazy summer's day on the Isle of Mull.

The Wealth of Nations

The Wealth of Nations

Author: John Collins

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351353496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

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Adam Smith’s 1776 Inquiry into The Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations – more often known simply as The Wealth of Nations – is one of the most important books in modern intellectual history. Considered one of the fundamental works of classical economics, it is also a prime example of the enduring power of good reasoning, and the ability of reasoning to drive critical thinking forward. Adam Smith was attempting to answer two complex questions: where does a nation’s wealth come from, and what can governments do to increase it most efficiently? At the time, perhaps the most widely accepted theory, mercantilism, argued that a nation’s wealth was literally the amount of gold and silver it held in reserve. Smith, meanwhile, weighed the evidence and came to a different conclusion: a nation’s wealth, he argued, lay in its ability to encourage economic activity, largely without government interference. Underlying this radical redefinition was the revolutionary concept that powered Smith’s reasoning and which continues to exert a vast influence on economic thought: the idea that markets are self-regulating. Pitting his arguments against those of his predecessors, Smith carefully and persuasively reasoned out a strong case for free markets that reshaped government economic policies in the 19th-century and continues to shape global prosperity today.