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    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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    Title
    Selected Poems
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robert Burns, Edited by Carol McGuirk
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 368
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 269 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780140423822
    ISBN 10: 0140423826
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    DC20: 821.6
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET030
    Ingram Theme: CULT/BRITIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: POE005020
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Libri: I-PO
    DC22: 821.6
    B&T General Subject: 640
    DC22: 821/.6
    LC classification: PR4303 .M36 1993
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: C25101646
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR4303.M36
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Publisher
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    PENGUIN CLASSICS
    Publication date
    03 May 1994
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.