Scotland's Pariah: The Life and Work of John Pinkerton, 1758-1826

December 22, 2014|
Scotland's Pariah: The Life and Work of John Pinkerton, 1758-1826 by Patrick O'flaherty
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Scotland's Pariah is the first book to examine the remarkable life of John Pinkerton: antiquarian, poet, forger, cartographer, historian, serial adulterer, bigamist, and religious skeptic. A pugnacious and persistent man of letters who knew and was admired by literary masters such as Edward Gibbon, Horace Walpole, and William Godwin, Pinkerton's life was full of personal and professional misadventures.

Patrick O'Flaherty's biography presents an engrossing account of Pinkerton's life and works from his early years in Scotland to his Parisian exile, covering his major editorial, antiquarian, and geographic works. Examining Pinkerton's involvement in the London literary scene, his conflicted relationship with the rise of Celtic nationalism, and his response to early literary romanticism, Scotland's Pariah is a shrewd and compassionate evaluation of an astonishing literary life.

Patrick O''Flaherty is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at Memorial University.
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Title:Scotland's Pariah: The Life and Work of John Pinkerton, 1758-1826
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:328 pages, 9.3 X 6.4 X 1.1 in
Shipping dimensions:328 pages, 9.3 X 6.4 X 1.1 in
Published:December 22, 2014
Publisher:University Of Toronto Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781442649286

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