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A Shropshire Lad (Macmillan Collector's Library)

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Description for A Shropshire Lad (Macmillan Collector's Library) Hardcover. A series of verses set in the half-imaginary Shropshire, A Shropshire Lad is Housman's most famous collection of poetry. Initially self-published, with little profit, it became hugely popular during World War I. Series: Macmillan Collector's Library. Num Pages: 128 pages. BIC Classification: 1DBKEMP; 3JH; DCF. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 150 x 93. .
Evocative of `the blue remembered hills' of his youth, Alfred Edward Housman's A Shropshire Lad is a collection of sixty-three poems of extraordinary beauty and feeling. Set in a semi-imaginary pastoral Shropshire, Housman's verse considers the helplessness of man, the fragility of life and the terrible effects of war, against the background of an achingly beautiful countryside. Inspirational for generations of readers, A Shropshire Lad, with its sweeping themes of youth and love, has found its way into the canon of English folksong and has been set to music by composers George Butterworth, John Ireland and ... Read more

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About A. E. Housman
Alfred Edward Housman (1859-1936) was born and brought up in the Bromsgrove region of Worcestershire, adjacent to Shropshire, and was educated locally and at St John's College, Oxford. Though he was a fine scholar, he failed to gin an Honours degree, and spent some years in the Patent Office in London. A series of brilliant academic articles secured him the ... Read more

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