The International Companion to John Galt

As part of the International Companions to Scottish Literature Series, this Galt companion builds on a steady stream of recent scholarship, and examines Galt’s writings in the social, economic, and religious contexts of their time.  Find more information, including prices and where to buy.


  • Acknowledgements
  • Series Editors’ Preface
  • A Brief Biography of John Galt
  • Introduction (Gerard Carruthers and Colin Kidd)
  • John Galt’s Ayrshire (Andrew O’Hagan)
  • Satire, Hypocrisy, and the Ayrshire–Renfrewshire Enlightenment (Colin Kidd)
  • Finding Galt in Glasgow (Craig Lamont)
  • Galt the Speculator: Sir Andrew Wylie, The Entail, and Lawrie Todd (Angela Esterhammer)
  • How John Galt Wrote North America (Ian McGhee)
  • Commemorating the Covenanters in Ringan Gilhaize (Alison Lumsden)
  • The Insider’s Eye in the Age of Improvement, Urbanisation, and Revolution (Christopher A. Whatley)
  • Pioneering the Political Novel in English (Gordon Millar)
  • Reading for Something Other than the Plot in Galt’s ‘Tales of the West’ (Anthony Jarrells)
  • Gender and the Short Story in the Twilight Years (Gerard Carruthers)
  • Endnotes
  • Further Reading
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Index