John Galt Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism)


Groves, David. “Galt, ‘Delta,’ and Fraser's Magazine.Notes and Queries 40, no. 1 (March 1993): 46.

Observes the likelihood of Galt's anonymous contribution of an article on author David Moir to Fraser's Magazine in 1833.


Groves, David. “John Galt's Review of ‘Howison's Canada’ in Blackwood's Magazine.Notes and Queries 40, no. 4 (December 1993): 471-72.

Mentions Galt's positive review of David Howison's Sketches of Upper Canada … And some Recollections of the United States of America for the perspective it gives on Galt's values as a writer.

Scott, P. H. “Annals of the Parish and Ringan Gilhaize.” In John Galt, pp. 25-38, 78-92. Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Press, 1985.

Examines two of Galt's theoretical histories, depicting Annals of the Parish as a skilled evocation of early nineteenth-century Scotland and Ringan Gilhaize as an insightful study of the cause and effect of religious violence.

Winn, Sharon A. and Lynn M. Alexander, eds. Introduction to The Slaughter-House of Mammon: An Anthology of Victorian Social Protest Literature, edited by Sharon A. Winn and Lynn M. Alexander, pp. xv-xxv. West Cornwall, Conn.: Locust Hills Press, 1992.

Attributes to Galt's 1833 short story “The Seamstress” the creation of “one of the most popular symbols of suffering in social protest literature.”

Additional coverage of Galt's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vols. 99, 116, and 159.