0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Poems by Wilfred Owen

A collectible new Penguin Classics series- beautiful, slim, clothbound editions of ten favourite poets.

I mean the truth untold, The pity of war, the pity war distilled.

Poems is Wilfred Owen's only volume of poetry, first published posthumously in 1920 and edited by his friend and mentor, Siegfried Sassoon. Owen is regarded as one of the best poets of World War I and composed nearly all of his poems in just over a year, between August 1917 and September 1918. Owen was virtually unknown at the time of his death, yet his poetic account of a soldier's experience of war has shaped our impression of the horrors of the Western Front. This collection includes the well-known 'Anthem for Doomed Youth' and 'Dulce et Decorum Est'.

Buy Poems by Wilfred Owen from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241303115
ISBN-10: 0241303117
Format: Hardback
(187mm x 120mm x 15mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 24-Aug-2017
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - Poems by Wilfred Owen

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Poems book by Wilfred Owen and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Wilfred Owen

Wilfred Owen (1893-1918) was one of the leading poets of the First World War. Brought up in Birkenhead and Shrewsbury, Owen worked as a lay assistant to the vicar of Dunsden before teaching in France the year before the war broke out. In 1915 he enlisted in the Artists Rifles and was wounded in combat in 1917. Recovering from concussion and shell shock in an Edinburgh hospital, Owen met another patient, the poet Siegfried Sassoon, who became his mentor. At this time Owen wrote many of his greatest poems including 'Anthem for Doomed Youth'. In June 1918 Owen returned to France and was awarded the Military Cross for bravery. He was killed on 4th November 1918, one week before Armistice Day.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.