Rhymer Rab

Rhymer Rab : An Anthology of Poems and Prose

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The poems and songs of Robert Burns are known throughout the world, yet many people are unaware of the wealth of writing of all kinds which he left at his death in 1796. This is a collection of verse and prose which gives insights into Burns's complex and contradictory character. It includes some of his most revealing letters, ranging from formal appeals to potential patrons, to bawdy accounts of sexual conquests; from the elevated passion of the "Clarinda" letters to the touching domesticity of notes to his wife and family; and from fiery political satire to poignant pleas sent in the final days of his life. Here also are extracts from commonplace books, passages from travel journals and other significant pieces, including the complete text of the Autobiographical Letter, Burns's only extended account of his meteoric rise to fame.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 126 x 198mm
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0552995266
  • 9780552995269

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