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Published: 01 April 2013

512 Pages | 2 black and white; 2 maps

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199603923

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Selected Poems and Songs

Robert R. Burns
Edited by Robert P. Irvine

Oxford World's Classics

  • A new selection of Burns' poems and songs using the first published versions, reflecting the wider social contexts in which they were produced and read by contemporary readers.
  • Includes the whole of Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, published in Kilmarnock in 1786, and the volume which made Burns famous.
  • Generous selections of songs from The Scots Musical Museum and A Select Collection of Scottish Airs, including their full musical scores.
  • Includes two original illustrations and maps of places often mentioned in Burns' poems; appendices include early reviews and important letters by Burns.
  • Glossary of Scots words and Explanatory Notes explaining obscurities, historical references, and composition and publication details. The notes also include scores of those songs first published with only the name of the tune indicated.
  • Introduction examines Burns's life and career and the publication of his poetry and later concentration on song-writing and collecting, and the political contexts, local and national, of church and state before and after the French Revolution.

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