Classic Scottish Short Stories

Classic Scottish Short Stories

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This anthology contains twenty-two excellent stories written by Scots during the last century and a half. From simple fireside tales to precisely crafted art-forms, from tales of the city to rural idylls, this collection exhibits the full range of Scottish writing. Classic authors such as Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and John Buchan appear alongside Eric Linklater, Fred Urquhart, and Dorothy K. Haynes. From these stories it is clear that the Scots are a historically minded people with a strong sense of the changing flow of time and a deep feeling for the eerie and supernatural. 'This series of short stories is the bargain of the century. Snap them up while you can.' Daily Mailshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 127 x 190.5 x 27.94mm | 249.47g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192826867
  • 9780192826862

Table of contents

Introduction. Sir Walter Scott: Wandering Willie' Tale. Thomas Gillespie: The Fair Maid of Cellardykes. George MacDonald: The Gray Wolf. Robert Louis Stevenson: Thrawn Janet. Robert Louis Stevenson: The Isle of Voices. R. B. Cunninghame Graham: Miss Christian Jean. Samuel Rutherford Crockett: The Lammas Preaching. Sir James Barrie: The Courting of T'nowhead's Bell. Neil Munro: The Lost Pibroch. Neil Munro: Hurricane Jack. John Buchan: The Company of the Marjolaine. Neil M. Gunn: Art's Wedding Present. John MacNair Reid: The Tune Kilmarnock. Naomi Mitchison: On an Island. Eric Linklater: The Goose Girl. Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Smeddum. Ian MacPherson: Alive-oh!. George Scott-Moncrieff: Number Two Burke Street. Fred Urquhart: The Last G.I. Bride Wore Tartan. Morley Jamieson: Madame X. Dorothy K. Haynes: Peacocks and Pagodas. Ian Hamilton Finlay: The Money. Glossaryshow more

About James M. Reid

About the Editor The late J.M. Reid was a critic.show more

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