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

View: 1670

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 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.

A Literary History of England


Author: A Baugh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136892990

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 628

View: 1770

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

Kailyard and Scottish Literature


Author: Andrew Nash

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9401204411

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

View: 4456

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.

World Authors, 1900-1950


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 3005

View: 3861

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.

The Dark O' the Moon


Author: S R Crockett

Publisher: Ayton Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781908933119

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

View: 9053

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.

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

View: 1905

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).