A Shropshire Lad

A Shropshire Lad

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by A. E. Housman
     
 

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Authoritative edition of one of the enduring classics of English poetry — 63 poems on the nature of friendship, the passing of youth, the vanity of dreams, other human concerns. Long prized by literary scholars for their perfection of form and feeling, and loved by generations of readers for simplicity, sensitivity, direct emotional appeal.

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Authoritative edition of one of the enduring classics of English poetry — 63 poems on the nature of friendship, the passing of youth, the vanity of dreams, other human concerns. Long prized by literary scholars for their perfection of form and feeling, and loved by generations of readers for simplicity, sensitivity, direct emotional appeal.

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Library Journal
The great Housman's most famous collection here gets the facsimile treatment. The slim volume contains the complete text plus a scholarly introduction and a bibliography of related works. Though pricey, this is a gorgeous little edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486111629
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
03/01/2012
Series:
Dover Thrift Editions
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
931,954
File size:
655 KB
Age Range:
14 Years

Meet the Author

A. E. Housman was an eminent classicist and a poet. He is best known for this collection of poems and for his translations of Juvenal, Lucan, and Manilius.

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A Shropshire Lad 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love these poems so i bought it for my nook, however, it will only allow me to read the sample version even after i purchased it. Do not buy this addition, i did thinking that if it was sponsored by b&n that it wouldn't be so useless.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The verses get five stars from me; the presentation, one. A scandal t'is that OCR's So glitched poor Housman's fun. The headers cut each verse in twain The lines lie torn and rent How cruel to make him die again! Needlessly violent. But hope lives on, for pristine text Of "Shropshire Lad" is free On Project Gutenberg, the home Of Housman fans like me.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These are classic poems, rather old-fashioned (they actually rhyme). Well formatted for the Nook.