The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns

By Robert Burns

Format: Hardback

Robert Burns is more than Scotland's national poet. With Shakespeare, Burns is an icon for the UK and Scotland he is a national symbol. This volume of poems and songs is a best selling, beautiful edition of his work.

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Robert Burns is more than Scotland's national poet. He has also become a symbol of Scottish national identity. Burns was born in Alloway on 25 January 1759, the oldest son of seven children. His family were poor farmers, and led a frugal, demanding life. By his mid-twenties, Burns was an accomplished writer of verse, and his first volume of poetry, Poems, Chiefl y in the Scottish Dialect, was published to great acclaim in 1786. Burns' work shows irony, wit, romanticism and sentiment, as well as bawdy humour, a seemingly indiscriminate admiration for women, and a capacity for compassion and feeling for his fellow man. Burns died on 21 July 1796. By then he was a celebrity and a prolifi c poet, and he left behind a body of work that is now celebrated worldwide.

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Format Hardback
Imprint Waverley Books
Publication Date 5 May 2000
ISBN 9781849342322
Number of Pages 480

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