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Robert Burns: The Lassies By George Scott Wilkie

Robert Burns: The Lassies by George Scott Wilkie

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Robert Burns was fond of women, and his well-documented affairs have earned him a reputation as a rake and womaniser. During his short life Burns wrote a great deal of poetry to or about women, all of which is collected here, along with his letters and sonnets.

Robert Burns: The Lassies Summary

Robert Burns: The Lassies by George Scott Wilkie

Robert Burns was fond of women, and his well-documented affairs have earned him a reputation as a rake and womaniser. It was said that he couldn't just admire a lass, he would fall head-over-heels. And every woman that Burns loved became a flawless beauty with an equally flawless character. During his short life Burns wrote a great deal of poetry to or about women. Some were written as love poems or songs, intended to sway the heart of whoever had caught his eye, others in honour of a more casual acquaintance whose beauty or talents had impressed him in some way. Others were composed simply as a form of thank you. This is a collection of all these poems, each accompanied by a detailed history of Burns' relationship with the subject. Was he the philanderer and rake he's said to be? George Scott Wilkie looks at the letters, poems and sonnets - a collection covering over 80 women from his first flighty glance of a haughty laird's daughter, through the women who fathered his children to the delectable, unattainable Clarinda.

About George Scott Wilkie

George Scott Wilkie became a fan of Burns as a Leith schoolboy and has retained his passion for the bard throughout adult life. He is retired and lives near Cambridge.

Table of Contents

Introduction Nelly Kilpatrick

Additional information

GOR005247913
9781903238653
190323865X
Robert Burns: The Lassies by George Scott Wilkie
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Neil Wilson Publishing
2004-01-12
171
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