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Robert Burns

Poet (25-Jan-1759 — 21-Jul-1796)


John Stuart Blackie. Life of Robert Burns. London: Walter Scott. 1888. 183pp.

Catherine Carswell. The Life of Robert Burns. London: Chatto & Windus. 1930. 467pp.

Thomas Crawford. Burns: A Study of the Poems and Songs. Edinburgh: Oliver & Boyd. 1960. 400pp.

David Daiches. Robert Burns. New York: Rinehart & Company. 1950. 376pp. Also a revised edition published by Andre Deutsch in 1966.

Andrew Dakers. Robert Burns: His Life and Genius. London: Chapman & Hall. 1923. 230pp.

Hugh Douglas. Robert Burns: The Tinder Heart. Gloucestershire: Alan Sutton. 1996. 299pp.

Robert T. Fitzhugh. Robert Burns: The Man and the Poet. Boston: Houghton Mifflin. 1970. 508pp.

Hans Hecht. Translated by Jane Lymburn. The Life and Work of Burns. London: William Hodge and Co.. 1936. 375pp.

John Gibson Lockhart. Life of Robert Burns. London: Constable and Co.. 1828.

James Mackay. RB: A Biography of Robert Burns. Edinburgh, Scotland: Mainstream. 1992. 749pp.

J. Walter McGinty. Robert Burns and Religion. Ashgate Publishing. 2003. 281pp.

Ian McIntyre. Dirt & Deity: A Life of Robert Burns. London: HarperCollins. 1995.

Franklin Bliss Snyder. The Life of Robert Burns. New York: MacMillan Company. 1932. 523pp.

Peter J. Westwood. Jean Armour: Mrs. Robert Burns: An Illustrated Biography. Dumfries, Scotland: Creedon. 1996. 180pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  8. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.234)

  9. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.39)

  10. A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature (p.62)

  11. British Authors Before 1800 (pp.71-74)

  12. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.153)

  13. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.80)

  14. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.88)

  15. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (pp.112-15)

  16. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.78)

  17. Legends in Their Own Time (p.38)

  18. Encyclopedia of Concert Music (p.54)

  19. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.18)

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