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Galt, John 1779-1839

Overview
Works: 898 works in 3,057 publications in 2 languages and 32,945 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Political fiction  Church history  Epistolary fiction  Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Collaborator, Other
Classifications: PR4708.G2, 823.7
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Annals of the parish, or, The chronicle of Dalmailing during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder, written by himself by John Galt( Book )

113 editions published between 1821 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,053 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is narrated by the Reverend Micah Balwhidder, a Presbyterian minister in the Ayrshire town of Dalmailing, and covers the years 1760 to 1810, the period of Robert Burns and the Industrial Revolution, when the economic and moral shape of Scottish life was changing in ways both explicit and invisible. The novel charts all this: the work of smugglers at Troon, new births in the parish, old deaths, the efforts of the press-gangs, the rise of the local economy, the business of {u2018}cadgers by day and excisemen by night{u2019}, the opening of a new dance school at Irville, {u2018}run by Mr Macskipnish{u2019}, visits to Glasgow and Edinburgh, the day of the country fair, described with a rare vernacular beauty. It{u2019}s a precursor to Dickens in terms of detail and to Flaubert in terms of style. --www.list.co.uk
The provost by John Galt( Book )

70 editions published between 1822 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Provost" is an ironic look at the career of a small town merchant and politician. Set in Irvine, Scotland, it follows the life of James Pawkie, the Provost of the title. Starting as a humble apprentice, he progresses to owning his own shop and eventually acquiring a large portion of Irvine
The entail, or, The Lairds of Grippy by John Galt( Book )

73 editions published between 1895 and 2014 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this horrifying study of an obsession, Claude, the eighteenth century Glasgow merchant, with his lust for property ("gear") and land, victimises his family one by one. In the second half of the novel the balance of human values is restored as his widow, "the Leddy", initially a mere chattel, emerges as a matriarch of unflagging resource. The obsessions remain, but they are softened and humanized
Annals of the parish, and the Ayrshire legatees by John Galt( Book )

114 editions published between 1841 and 2010 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Lord Byron by John Galt( Book )

127 editions published between 1830 and 2014 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even by today's standards, nineteenth-century British poet Lord Byron led a wild life. In between his passionate and public love affairs with both men and women, his alleged dalliance with his half-sister, his courageous battlefield exploits in the Greek War of Independence, and his untimely death from a fatal illness at the age of 36, he managed to produce some of the most memorable poetry ever written in the English language. This biography presents a comprehensive look at Byron's life
The last of the lairds : or, The life and opinions of Malachi Mailings Esq., of Auldbiggings by John Galt( Book )

44 editions published between 1826 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Andrew Wylie, of that ilk by John Galt( Book )

87 editions published between 1822 and 2010 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lawrie Todd; or, The settlers in the woods by John Galt( Book )

80 editions published between 1830 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ringan Gilhaize, or, The Covenanters by John Galt( Book )

29 editions published between 1899 and 2013 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Galt''s ambitious novel Ringan Gilhaize presents a detailed historical account of the rise of opposing religious factions in Scotland in the early modern period. Told by the eponymous character, the story begins with the life of Ringan''s grandfather and proceeds to the period of Ringan himself, detailing virtually every significant event in the country''s history along the way
The life, studies, and works of Benjamin West, esq., president of the Royal Academy of London by John Galt( Book )

15 editions published between 1820 and 2009 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Benjamin West (1816-1820) by John Galt( Book )

12 editions published between 1960 and 1979 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and studies of Benjamin West, Esq., president of the Royal Academy of London, prior to his arrival in England; compiled from materials furnished by himself by John Galt( Book )

31 editions published between 1816 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the players by John Galt( Book )

27 editions published between 1831 and 2010 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spaewife; a tale of the Scottish chronicles by John Galt( Book )

37 editions published between 1823 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webpage containing full text version of volume 1 of the spaewife / by John Galt. Also available as zipped text and zipped rich text format versions
Bogle Corbet : or, The emigrants by John Galt( Book )

26 editions published between 1831 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ayrshire legatees : or, The Pringle family by John Galt( Book )

25 editions published between 1821 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of the humble Pringle family of Scotland are turned upside down with the news that they have been named the recipients of a relative''s inheritance. Trading quiet village life for the hustle and bustle of London is a difficult transition, and the family documents the bumpy ride in a series of letters to friends and relatives
The entail; or, The lairds of Grippy by John Galt( Book )

11 editions published in 1823 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bachelor's wife; a selection of curious and interesting extracts, with cursory observations by John Galt( Book )

20 editions published between 1824 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The member : an autobiography by John Galt( Book )

33 editions published between 1832 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Annals of the parish, or, The chronicle of Dalmailing during the ministry of the Rev. Micah Balwhidder, written by himself
Alternative Names
Annals of the parish, Author of

Annals of the parish, Author of 1779-1839

Author of Annals of the parish

Author of Annals of the parish 1779-1839

Author of Sir Andrew Wylie 1779-1839

Author of The Ayrshire legatees

Author of The Ayshire legatees 1779-1839

Author of The entail 1779-1839

Ayrshire legatees, Author of

Ayshire legatees, Author of 1779-1839

Balwhidder, Micah

Balwhidder, Micah 1779-1839

Balwhidder, Michael 1779-1839

Duffle, Thomas 1779-1839

Entail, Author of the 1779-1839

Galt.

Galt, .. 1779-1839

Galt 1779-1839 Mr

Galt, Mr. (John), 1779-1839

Goodfellow, Robin

Goodfellow, Robin 1779-1839

John Galt British writer

John Galt romancier, homme d'affaires et homme politique écossais.

John Galt schottischer Schriftsteller

John Galt schrijver uit Schotland (1779-1839)

John Galt scrittore scozzese

Prior, Samuel

Prior, Samuel 1779-1839

Prior, Samuel 1779-1839 Capt

Prior, Samuel, Capt.

Prior, Samuel, Capt., 1779-1839

Sir Andrew Wylie, Author of 1779-1839

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Languages
English (1,123)

German (10)

Covers
The provostThe entail, or, The Lairds of GrippyThe life of Lord ByronRingan Gilhaize, or, The Covenanters