The Edinburgh Anthology Of Scottish Literature Concise Edition by Robert Irvine
This volume includes a selection of Scottish writing from one of its most innovative periods, the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. It ranges across literary genres from the controversial 'translations' of James Macpherson's Ossian poems to the prose polemic of Thomas Carlyle. It includes a wide selection from the poetry of Robert Burns, and the complete text of Joanna Baillie's play De Monfort. Footnotes elucidate historical and other references, and Scots words are fully glossed. The introduction places these texts in the dynamic historical context in which this extraordinary literary flourishing occurred. Robert Irvine is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of books on Tobias Smollett, Walter Scott, and Jane Austen.
Dr Robert Irvine is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures at the University of Edinburgh. His edition of Robert Louis Stevenson'sPrince Otto(1885) for the New Edinburgh Edition of Stevenson's works appeared in May 2014. His Selected Poems and Songsof Robert Burns for Oxford University Press (2013) has been published as a World's Classics paperback,