Now available in the "Collins Classics" series, the classic James Barke edition of Burns's poems and songs was first published in 1955. This edition retains James Barke's original introduction and also includes: all of Burns's poems and songs, with a helpful glossary explaining difficult words; a chronology of Burns's life and a bibliography, both revised for this edition; and an introduction by the actor, novelist and critic John Cairney, who devised a one-man show on Robert Burns.
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Robert Burns was born on 25 January 1759 in the village of Alloway near Ayr. Famously considered Scotland's national bard, his birthday is celebrated across Scotland on that very day. Born into a family of farmers, his poetry was often composed as he worked in the fields. His most famous songs and poems include To a Mouse, Tam O' Shanter and Scots Wae Hae. His works were first gathered and published in Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect in 1786. He died on 21 July 1796 aged just thirty-seven.
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Book Description Collins, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110004708067