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Barke, James 1905-1958

Overview
Works: 65 works in 417 publications in 3 languages and 4,075 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Biographical fiction  History  Biographies  Musical settings  Songs and music 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Creator, Compiler
Classifications: PR6003.A677, 821.6
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Most widely held works by James Barke
The merry muses of Caledonia by Robert Burns( Book )

59 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bawdy folk songs collected and, in some cases, written by Burns
The wind that shakes the barley; a novel of the life and the loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

59 editions published between 1927 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here is the story of Burns, rich in human drama, redolent not of academic cloisters but of the cottage hearth, the country tavern, the breezy upland farms and the windswept moors of Ayrshire. This is the first volume of a great and significant work of fiction covers twenty-five years of Burns' life, that is the boyhood and early manhood amid the grinding poverty of his father's home
The song in the green thorn tree : a novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

22 editions published between 1947 and 1975 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume covers a comparatively brief but important period in the poet's life, opening with the early days at Mossgiel, with whose barren and unprofitable land he and his brother Gilbert wrestled for an income of 7 a year each, and closing on that November day in 1786 when on a borrowed pony the poet clattered up the village streets of Mauchline on his way to Edinburgh and the world of fashion and letters
The wonder of all the gay world : a novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1975 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book shows the poet during his comparatively brief hour of glory, the hero of Scotland's capital, feted by the nobility and encircled by the literary celebrities of that golden age when Edinburgh was, Paris excepted, the intellectual capital of the world. Here is narrated the story of the infatuations which assailed that tempestuous and tragically susceptible heart, loves which ranged from his dalliance with Peggy Cameron to the passionate interlude with Clarinda, inspirer of immortal lyrics
The poems and songs of Robert Burns by Robert Burns( Book )

29 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The crest of the broken wave; a novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

8 editions published in 1953 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well of the silent harp; a novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

15 editions published between 1954 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book concludes the memorable series of novels in which James Barke has portrayed so successfully the life and loves of Robert Burns. Here are the years of fulfilment, a burgeoning not only of Burns' poetry but of his philosophy, a philosophy hardened in maturity by the radical influences then sweeping the country. The passions of his younger years are all but spent. The loves that burned so fiercely flicker and, like guttering candles, go out -- all except that abiding love for the immortal Jean
Poems and songs by Robert Burns( Book )

6 editions published between 1955 and 1962 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Original Dover (1991) selection of 43 poems reprinted unabridged from The Complete Poetical Works of Robert Burns, Cambridge Edition, Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston (The Riverside Press, Cambridge), 1897. Alphabetical lists of titles and first lines. Extensive glossary. --Dover Publications
The song in the green thorn tree by James Barke( Book )

18 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Song in the Green Thorn Tree follows Robert Burns progress from Ayrshire to the bright lights of Edinburgh and charts the start of his meteoric rise from ploughman to poet. From obscurity to fame and a future which promises to be very different from the poverty of rural Ayrshire
Poems and songs of Robert Burns : a completely new edition, including over 60 poems appearing for the first time in a collected edition, of which some have never before been published by Robert Burns( Book )

33 editions published between 1955 and 1991 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems and songs by Robert Burns, with a glossary explaining difficult words, a chronology of his life
The land of the leal by James Barke( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonnie Jean : a novel by James Barke( Book )

4 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land of the leal by James Barke( Book )

12 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major operation, a novel by James Barke( Book )

8 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Major operation, the play of the novel by James Barke( Book )

4 editions published in 1943 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

5 editions published between 1946 and 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although died at the age of just 37, Robert Burns had an extraordinary life. This title tells of Burns as a young poet, struggling with poverty in rural Ayrshire, and finally being parted from his lover and children as he leaves the village on his way to meet men of letters in fashionable Edinburgh
The wind that shakes the barley, by james barke by James Barke( Book )

1 edition published in 1946 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien (Cillian Murphy) abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the Irish freedom fighters bold tactics bring the British to a breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test
The end of the high bridge by James Barke( Book )

5 editions published between 1935 and 1947 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The well of the silent harp : a novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1975 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The crest of the broken wave : a novel of the life and loves of Robert Burns by James Barke( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The wind that shakes the barley; a novel of the life and the loves of Robert Burns
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Alternative Names
Burke, James 1905-1958

James Barke Barke, James William (1905–1958), novelist

Languages
English (316)

Scots (3)

French (1)