Meluki's Celtic Catalog

Celtic Culture in Words and Music

Burns: Poems

Burns: Poems
Item# 9780307266163

Product Description

Publisher: Random House

Author: Gerard Carruthers

The most essential of the immortal poems and songs of Scotland's beloved national bard are collected in this volume.

With the publication of his first book of poems in 1786, Robert Burnsóthe twenty-seven-year-old son of a farmeróbecame a national celebrity, hailed as the "Ploughman Poet." When he died ten years later, ten thousand people came to pay their respects at his funeral, and in the two centuries since then he has inspired a cultlike following among Scots and poetry lovers around the world. (hb)