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Selected Poems by Robert Burns
Book DescriptionThis selection gives equal weight to the two aspects of Robert Burns's reputation, as a lyricist and as a much-loved Scottish poet. Placing works in probable order of composition, it includes lyrics to his most well known songs, such as the nostalgic Auld Lang Syne, the romantic A Red, Red Rose, and the patriotic Scots What Hae. As a poet, Burns wrote with deceptive simplicity and imaginative sympathy, and demonstrated enormous range - from comic dramatic monologues such as Holy Willie's Prayer, which mocks hypocrisy, to narratives including the celebrated Tam O' Shanter, about the ghostly visions of a drunk.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140423822
(198mm x 129mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Burns
Burns, Paperback (November 2016)
This gorgeously packaged book in the Pocket Poets series celebrates the verse of the farm labourer-turned-poet Robert Burns, who became the voice of an entire nation, a poet who was as skilful with bawdy ballads as he was with lyrics on philosophical subjects.
Robert Burns Songs, Paperback (November 2016)
A small format gift book which is a reproduction of the popular book 'Songs Robert Burns' originally published by Collins in 1947. Selected by G.F. Maine and written by burns between 1759 and 1796.
Selected Poems and Songs, Paperback (January 2014)» View all books by Robert Burns
This volume offers Burns's work as it was first encountered by contemporary readers, presenting the texts in the contexts in which they were originally published. It includes the whole of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (1786), a generous selection of songs with full scores, comprehensive notes, some important letters and a glossary.
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Author Biography - Robert Burns
Robert Burns was born in 1759, the son of a struggling tenant farmer in Ayrshire. Lucky enough to be educated, Burns immersed himself in the literature of Milton and Sterne, discovering the possibilities of contemporary literature in Scots during his twenties. He died in 1796. Carol McGuirk is a Professor of English at Florida Atlantic University. Her publications include Robert Burns and the Sentimental Era and essays on eighteenth-century poetry.
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