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This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library’s preservation reformatting program.
Paperback, 612 pages
Published September 1st 2006 by University of Michigan Library (first published 2006)
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Heidi
I learned in Institute that one of the writers Pres. David O. McKay liked to quote was Robert Burns. Up to that point, I'd never heard of him. So I decided to look up some of the things he'd written. I was flipping through this book and actually stumbled across things that I was very familiar with due to many years in choir. And others that I've heard plenty of times, but never knew who wrote them. (These all would include "Auld Lang Syne," "Highland Mary," "My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose," "Wh ...more
Linda Orvis
Now that was interesting. My edition is the Excelsior 1886 publication printed in Edinburgh. It is called Works of Robert Burns. It has a lengthy biography (78 very small print pages) in the beginning, which I honestly tried to read but failed. It portrayed Burns as a god on earth. He is definitely the Scottish Bard. What I learned from this book was that Burns was a very opinionated fellow who wrote his poems in the old Scottish way. His later poetry evolved into the more "acceptable English st ...more
Stephanie Ricker
Sam gave me a 100-year-old copy of this for my birthday, and at first I was carefully reading that one just while I was at home, but even that made me anxious. The cover is hand-tooled leather and is so fragile that just touching it makes me feel guilty. I found a PDF copy of it online (bless you, internet), and I’m reading that instead most of the time. Burns is a hoot. The book kicks off with some emo poetry he wrote as a teen, then some rather scathing rhymes about the girls in his area, and ...more
Krystle
There's nothing much I can say about this book that you wouldn't already have guessed. It is an 1888 first edition, and more than anything, it has a personal immense sentimental value for me.

But yes, it is basically a collection of all of Robert Burns' works, with little citations and notes explaining certain terms that non-Scots speaking people might be unfamiliar with. There's also backstories about certain works, which is nice as well.
Colin
Feb 24, 2008 Colin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great edition of Burns. I think I found this right after my trip to Scotland in 1997.
Kalyn
Aug 28, 2008 Kalyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I love Robert Burns and this is a great collection.
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Robert Burns (also known as Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard) was a Scottish poet and a lyricist. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland, and is celebrated worldwide. He is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, although much of his writing is also in English and a "light ...more
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