Samuel Johnson, the Ossian fraud and the Celtic revival in Great Britain and IrelandPublished by : Cambridge University Press, 2009 (Cambridge) Physical details: x , 338 p. 24 cm. ISBN:9780521407472.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 295-326) and index.
An introductory survey of scholarship on Ossian: why literary truth matters -- James MacPherson's violation of literary truth -- Johnson on truth, frauds, and folklore: in the company of Thomas Percy -- Searching for truth in the Highlands: MacPherson throws down the gauntlet -- Charles O'Conor and the Celtic revival in Ireland -- Johnson and the Irish: more opposition to Ossian -- Johnson's last word on Ossian with William Shaw: a finale to controversy.