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Scottish Poetry, 1730-1830

Edited by Daniel Cook

25 January 2023

ISBN: 9780198803553

672 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £12.99

Featuring 218 poems and songs in Scots, English, and Gaelic, this collection places Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and other major writers of the period alongside lesser known or even entirely forgotten figures. A significant number of important long poems are given in full, and many of the shorter works feature for the first time in a modern edition.

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Featuring 218 poems and songs in Scots, English, and Gaelic, this collection places Robert Burns, Walter Scott, and other major writers of the period alongside lesser known or even entirely forgotten figures. A significant number of important long poems are given in full, and many of the shorter works feature for the first time in a modern edition.

  • Expands the canon of Scottish poetry well beyond the shadow of Burns and Scott
  • Situates Gaelic poets alongside English and Scots speaking counterparts to reveal common interests, forms, and themes in the period
  • Includes ballads, odes, epistles, sonnets, fables, and many other poetic forms, with a formidable number of long works printed in full
  • Collects together dozens of previously forgotten or lesser known female and working-class poets, as well as Scotland's first recognizably trans male author
  • The introduction offers a succinct overview of Scottish poetry in the period 1730-1830
  • The select bibliography lists invaluable resources, anthologies, and studies pertinent to Scottish poetry

About the Author(s)

Edited by Daniel Cook, Reader in English, University of Dundee

Daniel Cook is Reader in English and Associate Director of the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee. He is the author of Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830 (2013), Reading Swift's Poetry (2020), and Walter Scott and Short Fiction (2021).

Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Note on the Texts
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    Poems
    List of Poets
    Explanatory notes

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