Robert Burns was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, and by the time of his death, in poverty, he was hailed as Scotland’s national poet. Since then his fame has spread, with more than forty statues erected worldwide, including in eleven Canadian cities.
Format: Hardcover, 255 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library On Sale: January 9, 2007 Price: $14.95
With the publication of his first collection of poems in 1786, Robert Burns—the 27-year-old son of a farmer—became a national celebrity, hailed as the "Ploughman Poet." When he died ten years later, 10,000 people came to pay their respects at his funeral, and in the two centuries since then, he has...
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