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The Amateur Emigrant
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by Julia Reid

Robert Louis Stevenson’s vivid, sharp, and thoroughly engaging account of his (impoverished) travels to and across America. This booklet contains the first five chapters of part one, “From the Clyde to Sandy Hook”.
 


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Back to the Future: Negotiating Scottish Sites
of Memory, 1707 / 2014

by Leith Davis
Both the 1707 Act of Union and the recent Scottish independence referendum took place in eras of rapid media transition: Professor Leith Davis compares representations of Scotland, England and the Union in 1707 and 2014.
 


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The Devil I Am Sure
Three Short Stories by James Hogg
Introduction by David Robb

In the three supernatural stories in this volume – “Mary Burnet”, “The Brownie of the Black Haggs”, and “Strange Letter of a Lunatic” – James Hogg demonstrates his mastery of the craft of storytelling, and his understanding of the quirks, possibilities, and dark undercurrents of human psychology.
 


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Fables
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Introduction by William Gray

Published after Stevenson’s death, these strange little stories offer what the author called “tail foremost moralities”. Peculiar and provocative, graceful, funny, sometimes eerie, and always beautiful, Stevenson’s Fables are true masterpieces of art, wit, and style.
 


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Literary Scotland: A Traveller’s Guide
by Alan Riach
Featuring everything from the castle where Bram Stoker penned Dracula to the heights of Ben Dorain, Literary Scotland: A Traveller’s Guide highlights 60 fascinating literary locations throughout the country, including the stunning settings for world-famous novels, the scenery that inspired poets and the birthplaces of some of the country’s most distinguished writers.
 


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Our Multiform, Our Infinite Scotland
by Ian Brown
Our Multiform, Our Infinite Scotland considers the global reach of Scottish literary icons such as Jekyll and Hyde, Sherlock Holmes, Peter Pan and others, exploring how they have become central elements in “English Literature”.
 


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Sins and Follies
Three Short Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
Three tales of dastardly deeds by Robert Louis Stevenson: “A Lodging for the Night”; “Markheim”; and “The Body-Snatcher”.

“In crime, as in all life, nothing is fixed or certain. Put another way, it is part of the mystery of being, which has its origin in religious faith, and Stevenson’s stories abound in mysteries.”—Barry Menikoff
 



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Strange Tales
Three Uncanny Stories by Robert Louis Stevenson
The Association for Scottish Literary Studies presents three uncanny stories by Robert Louis Stevenson: “Thrawn Janet”; “The Tale of Tod Lapraik”; and “The Bottle Imp”. These eerie tales of witches, warlocks, and demonic pacts are outstanding examples of the storyteller’s art.

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Tartan Noir, or, Hard-Boiled Heidegger
by Matthew Wickman
Matthew Wickman investigates the philosophical underpinnings of “Tartan Noir” – with specific reference to William McIlvanney’s Laidlaw novels.
 


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Three Stories
by R. B. Cunninghame Graham
Introduction by Jenni Calder

Three short stories by R. B. Cunninghame Graham – “A Hegira”, “The Gold Fish”, and “Beattock for Moffat” – about journeys and frontiers, tenacity, loss, and death.
 


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Was There Ever a ‘British’ Literature?
by Alan Riach
Was There Ever a ‘British’ Literature? is a provocative essay exploring national identities, languages, and allegiances.
 


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What is Scottish Literature?
by Alan Riach
What is Scottish Literature? offers an overview of Scotland’s literary culture with an introduction to her best-known writers, poets and playwrights.
 


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Last updated 7 November 2016