Selected Poems - Penguin Classics

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Publisher's Synopsis

This selection gives equal weight to the two aspects of Robert Burns's reputation, as a lyricist and as a much-loved Scottish poet. Placing works in probable order of composition, it includes lyrics to his most well known songs, such as the nostalgic Auld Lang Syne, the romantic A Red, Red Rose, and the patriotic Scots What Hae. As a poet, Burns wrote with deceptive simplicity and imaginative sympathy, and demonstrated enormous range - from comic dramatic monologues such as Holy Willie's Prayer, which mocks hypocrisy, to narratives including the celebrated Tam O' Shanter, about the ghostly visions of a drunk.

Book information

ISBN: 9780140423822
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.6
DEWEY edition: 21
Language: English
Number of pages: 335
Weight: 272g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 23mm