Saunders, Bailey. The Life and Letters of James Macpherson. London: Swann and Sonnenschein and Co., 1894, 327 p.
Relates the facts of Macpherson's life, as well as the reception of his literary works, and the course of the controversy they engendered.
Smart, J.S. James Macpherson: An Episode in Literature. London: David Nutt, 1905, 224 p.
A biographical and critical study of Macpherson's career, in which the author argues that he possessed "a sensitive and poetic mind, and a shrewd capacity for business."
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