Robert Burns

(25 January 1759 - 21 July 1796)
Robert Burns (1759-1796)

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Works in ECPA

alphabetical listing / listing in source editions

Source editions

  • Burns, Robert, 1759-1796. POEMS, CHIEFLY IN THE SCOTTISH DIALECT, BY ROBERT BURNS. Kilmarnock: printed by John Wilson, M,DCC,LXXXVI., 1786. 240p.; 8⁰. (ESTC T91548)


DMI 1369; ODNB 4093; DLB 383; NCBEL 1979-2019


  • Smith, Margaret M. Index of English Literary Manuscripts. Vol. III, 1700-1800 . London: Mansell, 1986-1997. Pt. 1 Addison-Fielding. 93-[193]. Print. 4 volumes.


  • Ferguson, J. De Lancey, and G. Ross Roy, eds. The Letters of Robert Burns. [Oxford:] Oxford University Press, 2014 [1st ed. 1985]. Print. 2 volumes.
  • Kinsley, James, ed. The Poems and Songs of Robert Burns. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014 [1st ed. 1968]. Print. 3 volumes.


  • Mackay, James. A Biography of Robert Burns. Edinburgh: Mainstream Pub. Co., 1992. Print.

Reference works


  • Bold, Alan. A Burns Companion. Houndmills and London: Palgrave Macmillan, 1991. Print.
  • Brown, Mary Ellen. Burns and Tradition. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014 [1st ed. 1984]. Print.
  • Campbell, Ian. Burns's Poems and their Audience. Low, Donald A., ed. Critical Essays on Robert Burns. London and Boston: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975. 39-53. Print.
  • Crawford, Robert, ed. Robert Burns and Cultural Authority. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1997. Print.
  • Crawford, Thomas. Burns: A Study of the Poems & Songs. Glasgow: Humming Earth, 2009 [1st ed. Edinburgh and London: Oliver and Boyd, 1960]. Print.
  • Jack, R. D. S., and Andrew Noble, eds. The Art of Robert Burns. London: Vision, 1982. Print.
  • McGuirk, Carol. Robert Burns and the Sentimental Era. Linton: Tuckwell Press, 1997 [1st ed. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985]. Print.
  • McGuirk, Carol, ed. Critical Essays on Robert Burns. New York, etc.: G. K. Hall, 1998. Print.
  • Morris, David. Burns and Heteroglossia. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 28 (1987): 3-27. Print.
  • Roe, Nicholas. Authenticating Robert Burns. Essays in Criticism 46 (1996): 195-218. Print.