GRAY, Alasdair; KELMAN, James; SPARK, Muriel, BYRNE, John etc.

Canongate Classics: Boxed Set


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Publisher: Canongate

Year: 2001

Edition: First

Format: Softcovers

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The Pocket Classics is an essential introduction to the rich diversity of Scottish literature. This series of small format paperbacks offers an intriguing, original mixture of new and different reading experiences. Drawing from a wide range of Scottish writing from different genres and periods, the opening six titles are indicative of the way the series will develop – and include shorter work by Scotland’s most important writers. The boxed set includes: Four Tales by James Hogg Selected Poems by Robert Burns Walter Scott’s Two Stories Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Hyde Muriel Spark’s Selected Stories Six of the best Selected Stories by James Kelman In addition to these six volumes, Alasdair Gray has written a specially commissioned narrative history of the evolution of Scottish literature: A Short Survey of Classical Scottish Writing. The boxed set also includes six postcards that reproduce the cover art of each of the Pocket Classics. For the cover of each Pocket Classic, Canongate has commissioned original artwork from a major contemporary Scottish artist. The artists involved in this unique project are: John Byrne, Alasdair Gray, David Mach, Alison Watt, John Bellany, Calum Colvin and Douglas Gordon. A near Fine copy, with the 6 poscards still wrapped together. VG+ in VG Slipcase.

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