The Poems of Ossian and Related Works

Front Cover
Edinburgh University Press, 1996 - Poetry - 573 pages
3 Reviews

This is the first modern edition of all Macpherson's Ossianic poetry, including Fragments of Ancient Poetry, Fingal and Temora - as well as his accompanying prefaces and dissertations, and Hugh Blair's Critical Dissertation on the Poems of Ossian. Based on the 1765 text of the Works of Ossian, major variants from the other editions are included, together with a comprehensive register of Ossianic names.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - simonmagus - LibraryThing

OK, it's not the greatest work in world literature, but it is great, and it did kick off the romantic revolution, inspiring Blake, Goethe, and who cares who else (everyone in that European period). a ... Read full review

Review: The Poems of Ossian and Related Works: James MacPherson

User Review  - John Ervin - Goodreads

Great collection of works and history behind the poems. I am unfamiliar with this edition,,mine is from 1842 and is beautiful,,i highly recommend this book if your lover's of poetry. Read full review


Preface to Fingal 176162
of the Poems of Ossian

4 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

Edward D. berkowitz is professor of history and public policy and public administration at George Washington University. He is the author of eight books and the editor of three collections. During the seventies he served as a staff member of the President's Commission for a National Agenda, helping President Carter plan for a second term that never came to be.

Bibliographic information