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Delphi Complete Works of Robert Burns (Illustrated) (Delphi Poets Series Book 19) [Kindle Edition]

Robert Burns
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The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents the complete works of Scotland’s favourite son Robert Burns, with beautiful illustrations, superior indexing and the usual Delphi bonus material. (3MB Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Burns’ life and works
* Concise introduction to Burns and his poetry
* The famous TAM O’SHANTER is fully illustrated for your enjoyment
* Excellent formatting of the poems
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry
* Easily locate the poems you want to read
* Special glossary of Scots words to aid your reading of the poems
* Includes Burns’ letters, fully indexed - spend hours exploring the poet's personal correspondence
* Features no less than four biographies, including Carlyle’s scholarly study of the great poet – immerse yourself in Burns’ world
* Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres

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CONTENTS:

The Poetry of Robert Burns
ROBERT BURNS: A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
THE COMPLETE POEMS

The Poems
LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Glossary of Scots Words

The Letters
THE LETTERS OF ROBERT BURNS

The Biographies
LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS by Thomas Carlyle
THE REAL ROBERT BURNS by J. L. Hughes
ROBERT BURNS by John Campbell Shairp
BRIEF LIFE OF ROBERT BURNS by Allan Cunningham

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Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3420 KB
  • Print Length: 2110 pages
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics; 1 edition (8 Jan 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00AZ0YP2O
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Good 23 Mar 2013
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I am enjoying the poetry and songs of Robert Burns. Even though I am Scottish, I am still having trouble with the vocabulary, but there is a very helpful GLOSSARY in this book that guides you through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Burns is surprisingly readable 14 Aug 2013
By Quercus
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The Delphi version of the Complete Works of Robert Burns proved an appropriate purchase prior to visiting Burns’ birthplace, Monument and Museum in Alloway. Indexed both alphabetically and chronologically, it is a simple matter to find the complete versions of poems or songs of which many people have, almost unknowingly, absorbed part, such as “Mouse”, “Tae a Haggis”, “Bannockburn”, the choruses of “Charlie, he’s my Darling” and “Green Grow the Rashes” or of which they roughly know the story, for example, “Tam o’ Shanter”. Chronologically, the book traces Burn’s development as a writer from his teens until his death at the age of thirty-seven and his less than admirable personal activities.

The surprise was the readability of Burns. Although quite capable of writing standard English, of which there are several examples in the book, many of his works were written in so-called “lallans”, a word he may have coined himself to describe the common speech of the time, derided by some as “synthetic Scots” on the basis that no-one spoke in such a way. Whatever the truth, it adds a great deal to his writing and it is not particularly difficult to understand even though some words may seem strange. If necessary a glossary is appended in the Delphi version of his works.

Of particular interest are the biographies, Burns own accounts of his background and education, such as those given in his letters “To Dr. Moore” and to Mrs. Dunlop, and some of the amusing but quite scathing epithets which Burns wrote.

Parts of this book can be read as one would read any other narrative. Others, such as the poems and songs, become tedious after a while and can be covered in several sessions.

Delphi has made a splendid job of presenting Burns and his work and the book can be thoroughly recommended, as can a visit to Alloway, which features in several of his works and where he spent much of his life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easily navigated edition of the works of Robert Burns. 22 July 2013
By Hailie - Published on Amazon.com
Having never bought poetry in Kindle format before, I was unsure of what to expect (whether the poetry's lines and stanzas would be preserved, etc.) However, in this case there was nothing to worry about. Not only was the poetry extremely readable, but it was also easy to find because of the chronological and alphabetical tables of contents. Delphi has done a commendable edition of Robert Burns' work. As for the poetry itself, it is very entertaining and not as difficult a read as one might think. For anyone who loves Scotland, Robert Burns is a wonderful introduction to classic Scottish writers and culture.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Burns is surprisingly readable 8 July 2013
By Quercus - Published on Amazon.com
The Delphi version of the Complete Works of Robert Burns proved an appropriate purchase prior to visiting Burns' birthplace, monument and museum in Alloway. Indexed both alphabetically and chronologically, it is a simple matter to find the complete versions of poems or songs of which many people have, almost unknowingly, absorbed part, such as "Mouse", "Tae a Haggis", "Bannockburn", the choruses of "Charlie, he's my Darling" and "Green Grow the Rashes" or of which they roughly know the story, for example, "Tam o' Shanter". Chronologically, the book traces Burn's development as a writer from his teens until his death at the age of thirty-seven and his less than admirable personal activities.

The surprise was the readability of Burns. Although quite capable of writing standard English, of which there are several examples in the book, many of his works were written in so-called "lallans", a word he may have coined himself to describe the common speech of the time, derided by some as "synthetic Scots" on the basis that no-one spoke in such a way. Whatever the truth, it adds a great deal to his writing and it is not particularly difficult to understand even though some words may seem strange. If necessary a glossary is appended in the Delphi version of his works.

Of particular interest are the biographies, Burns own accounts of his background and education, such as those given in his letters "To Dr. Moore" and "To Mrs. Dunlop", and some of the amusing but quite scathing epithets which Burns wrote.

Parts of this book can be read as one would read any other narrative. Others, such as the poems and songs, become tedious after a while and can be covered in several sessions.

Delphi has made a splendid job of presenting Burns and his work and the book can be thoroughly recommended, as can a visit to Alloway, which features in several of his works and where he spent much of his life.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent works 19 May 2013
By Nancy Hills - Published on Amazon.com
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Robert Burns cannot be compared. His works of poetry will live on into eternity and all good Scots recognize him as their ambassador to love and life.
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