John Galt





John Galt


Born
in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
May 02, 1779

Died
April 11, 1839

Genre

Influences


John Galt was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. He was the first novelist to deal with issues of the Industrial Revolution and he has been called the first political novelist in the English language.

In 1820 Galt began to write for Blackwoods Magazine which published Annals of the Parish and The Ayrshire Legatees in 1821, The Provost and Sir Andrew Wylie in 1822, and The Entail in 1823. His novel Ringan Gilhaize (1823) offers a very different perspective on Scotland's Covenanting period to Walter Scott's The Tale of Old Mortality (1816).

Galt was instrumental in establishing the Canada Company, which was granted a charter in 1826 and bought almost 2.5 million acres of land from the British Government wit
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Average rating: 3.49 · 309 ratings · 40 reviews · 246 distinct works
Annals of the Parish: or Th...

3.22 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1821 — 42 editions
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The Provost

2.83 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 1822 — 36 editions
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The Life of Lord Byron

3.38 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 1830 — 36 editions
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Ringan Gilhaize: or The Cov...

3.86 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 1823 — 17 editions
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The Entail: or The Lairds o...

3.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1822 — 18 editions
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The Member and The Radical

3.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1832 — 2 editions
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Annals of the Parish, with ...

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Bogle Corbet

2.17 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1831
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The Ayrshire Legatees

3.67 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 1821 — 28 editions
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Sir Andrew Wylie of that Ilk

it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1822 — 16 editions
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The Ayrshire Legatees The Provost The Last of the Lairds: or ... Sir Andrew Wylie of that Ilk
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“It is our duty to help ane anither in this howling wilderness.”
John Galt, The Last of the Lairds: or The Life and Opinions of Malachi Mailings Esq. of Auldbiggings

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