Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect

Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect : The Luath Kilmarnock Edition

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Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, was the first collection of poetry produced by Robert Burns. Published in Kilmarnock in July 1786 it has become known as The Kilmarnock Edition. The contents include 44 of Burns' best known poems including To a Louse, The Cotter's Saturday Night, To a Mouse, The Twa Dogs and To a Mountain Daisy. Released in 2009 to celebrate Burns' 250th birthday, The Luath Kilmarnock Edition brought this classic of Scottish literature back into print, after being unavailable for many years. New material includes an introduction by 'the man who played Burns' - author, actor and Burns expert - John Cairney, exploring Burns' life and work, especially the origins of The Kilmarnock Edition. Looking to the future of Burns in Scotland and the rest of the world, Clark McGinn, world-renowned Burns Supper speaker, provides an afterword that speaks to Burns' continuing legacy. Illustrated throughout with original line drawings by top political satirist Bob Dewar, The Luath Kilmarnock Edition makes a beautiful gift for any Burns enthusiast. And for something extra special, have a look at Luath's special Subscribers Edition - of which only 612 copies were produced: the same number as the original print run in 1786.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 136 x 210 x 26mm | 381.02g
  • LUATH PRESS LTD
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Scots
  • Black and white illustrations throughout
  • 1906307679
  • 9781906307677
  • 1,390,679

About Robert Burns

Robert Burns was born into a farming family in Alloway in Ayrshire in 1759. He died in Dumfries at the early age of 37. Yet in that short time he had taken the Scottish literary world by storm, and had secured for himself a place in history and legend. Illustrations by Bob Dewar, introduction by John Cairney and afterword by Clark McGinn.show more

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