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    The Canongate Burns
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Burns, Edited by Andrew Noble, Edited by Patrick Scott Hogg
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1120
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 53 mm
    Weight: 883 g
    ISBN 13: 9781841953809
    ISBN 10: 1841953806

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    Edition statement
    Canongate Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Canongate Classics
    Publication date
    01 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    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