A Shropshire Lad
By (author) A. E. Housman
Shropshire Lad by A. E. Housman
Book DescriptionA collection of sixty-three short poems, "A Shropshire Lad" lingers on themes of youthfulness and mortality, taking as its setting a Shropshire half imagined by the poet, and thereby rendered all the more idyllic. In strikingly simple verses, including the famous stanzas known as 'When I was one-and-twenty', Housman creates a beautifully nostalgic, even wistful poem, haunted by considerations of the transience of youth in a society in which young men are sent to war and to work. This volume makes a valuable cultural addition to a society in which such themes remain so current.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843911777
(193mm x 124mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Hesperus Press Ltd
Publisher: Hesperus Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author A. E. Housman
Nine Essays, Paperback (February 2016)
Originally published in 1927, this book presents a selection of previously unprinted essays by the classical scholar John Arthur Platt (1860-1925).
Shropshire Lad, Hardback (April 2012)
Collects poems that are evocative of the blue hills of the poet's youth. In this half-imaginary land of lost content, the recurring theme is one of the helplessness of man against an achingly beautiful countryside.
Astronomicon: Volume 4, Liber Quartus, Paperback (November 2011)
This volume contains the Latin text of the fourth book of Manilius, first published in 1920 and then reissued in a second edition in 1937.
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The Latin text of the first book of Manilius, originally published in 1903 and then reissued in a second edition in 1937.
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Author Biography - A. E. Housman
Alfred Edward Housman was an eminent classicist, holding the Professorship of Latin at University College London, and a poet. He is best known for the collection of poems known as A Shropshire Lad and for his translations of Juvenal, Manilius and Lucan.
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