The Canongate Burns

The Canongate Burns

By (author) , Edited by , Edited by


You save US$3.69

Free delivery worldwide

Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day

When will my order arrive?


A complete volume of the writer's poetry and songs includes previously unpublished pieces, draws on extensive scholarship and Burn's own letters, and offers supplemental information about his life, early hardships, political beliefs, and literary contexts.

show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 1120 pages
  • 129.54 x 195.58 x 53.34mm | 1,043.26g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Canongate Classics
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main ed
  • 1841953806
  • 9781841953809
  • 1,188,713

Other books in Literary Studies: Poetry & Poets

Other people who viewed this bought

Other books in this series

Review quote

* A magnificent and definitive work of scholarship. A thousand pages long, it provides not only a glossary and a context for the poems, but also a textual and historical note for each poem and song. -- Colm Toibin The Independent * A very fine edition, and the long introduction, which sets out to clear the tangled banks, is alone worth the cover price. -- Andrew O'Hagan The Scotsman * Scholarly and comprehensive. Sunday Telegraph

show more

About Robert Burns

Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. Along with Walter Scott, he is probably the best known Scottish writer in the world. His life story is often represented as one of sexual and alcoholic excess. Perhaps less well known is the political turmoil of the time, and the physical hardships which he endured, which at one point led him to contemplate emigrating to Jamaica. It was the success of his published poetry that helped change his mind, and he went on to be lionised by Edinburgh society and the literary establishment, as much a misunderstood and sentimentalised "heaven-taught ploughman" as the Ettrick Shepherd. Like James Hogg, Burns wrote scathing satirical poetry such as Holy Willie's Prayer in which he scorned religious bigots and hypocrits.

show more