The Best Laid Schemes

Robert Burns

Edited by Robert Crawford , Christopher McLachlan

Format: Paperback

Presents a selection of Robert Burns' work. As well as containing examples of Burns' prose, this selection also includes Burns' best-loved poems along with a selection of the work which shows his sheer mastery of form, his political interests, his enthusiasms and loves.

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Birlinn Limited

Birlinn publishes mostly non-fiction books, ranging from biography to history, military history and Scottish interest. Their imprints, Polygon Books, Arena Sport Books and John Donald Books, publish a wide variety of genres including culture, literary fiction, poetry and sports.

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Newly edited from early printed texts and from manuscripts, "The Best Laid Schemes" is the only substantial selection of Burns' work in print which has line-by-line glossing of the Scots words. Burns himself added a concluding general glossary to his book, but many modern readers will prefer simply to run their eye along the line for a gloss, rather than having to ferret around at the back of the volume. As well as containing outstanding examples of Burns' prose, this selection also includes some rediscovered verse, printed from manuscript and available in no other editions. Burns' best-loved poems are here along with a full selection of the work which shows his sheer mastery of form, his political interests, his enthusiasms and loves. This book aims to help readers attend sympathetically to a masterfully constructed, remarkable, and freshly accessible poetic voice.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Birlinn Limited
Publication Date 15 Dec 2008
ISBN 9781846970948
Number of Pages 320

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