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Part of the Famous Authors series, which profiles important literary figures through the ages, Famous Authors: Robert Burns investigates the life of the Scottish poet with a rare sense of humor, Robert Burns. Burns, who lived from 1759 to 1796, was born into poverty and disease. People lived on oats and drank beer with every meal. Men dueled drunkenly in the streets, and brawling deaths were common. Burns' Scotland shaped his candid, romantic, and humorous poetry. Viewers are reintroduced to classics poems, such as My Luve Is Like a Red, Red Rose and Auld Lang Syne. Scholarly commentary and period sets make this 18th century poet's life more accessible.
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